Experts at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies (CIFS) are predicting that AI-generated content could make up 99.9 percent of all internet content by 2030. This would represent a major shift in the way we consume and interact with information online.
Timothy Shoup, a member of CIFS states that “in the scenario where GPT-3 ‘gets loose’, the internet would be completely unrecognizable”. According to Shoup, in this scenario, he would bet on 99% to 99.9% of content being AI-generated by 2025 to 2030. The advancement of automated content generation will alter the appearance of the internet and, most likely, making it even more difficult to navigate through the huge volume of material. “The internet would be completely unrecognizable,” Shoup adds.
There are some potential risks associated with AI-generated content. For example, it could be used to spread misinformation or to create echo chambers where users are only exposed to information that confirms their existing beliefs. It is important to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits of AI-generated content before it becomes the dominant form of online content.
One of the biggest challenges to ensuring that AI-generated content is used for good is the issue of bias. AI models are trained on data that is created by humans, and this data can reflect the biases of its creators. As a result, AI models can generate content that is biased against certain groups of people.
If these challenges can be addressed, AI-generated content has the potential to make the internet a more inclusive and informative place. It can help us to learn about new cultures and perspectives, and it can help us to make better decisions.
The sources for this piece include an article in Futurism.