The presence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is like a double-edged sword. On the one hand, AI can provide benefits, but on the other hand, it can threaten humans and humanity.
Professor Ridi Ferdiana stated that the presence of AI makes human work easier, more creative, and more productive. However, AI can become a significant threat when parties develop new AI variants that violate ethics.
“AI becomes dangerous when smart AI-aware individuals create new AI variants that violate ethics, such as privacy violations like face manipulation and so on. That is the terrifying danger,” he explained during Sekolah Wartawan on Monday (26/6).
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology professor mentioned that such conditions cannot be prevented. Therefore, there must be countermeasures to address this issue.
For example, there should be AI researchers who can identify deviations and incorporate them into responsible AI regulations. This way, when deviations occur, legal actions can be taken.
“When there is a deviant scenario, and no rules exist, it is allowed. So, imagine the misuse. There must be countermeasures and regulations in place,” said the expert.
Professor Ferdiana stated that AI is progressing rapidly and is difficult to prevent. Some AI concepts are already open and can be developed by anyone. However, access to AI can be restricted, such as AI face recognition.
“In the future, AI about owning firearms and the like will require permits. For open/general AI, feel free to use it, but for specific AI with the potential for negligence, there will be a licensing mechanism already being done,” he explained.
When asked about the use of AI in education, the professor stated that the emergence of AI is a transformation point for educators and cannot be avoided anymore. According to him, AI brings progress, especially in productivity.
However, the main challenge is that the education sector can no longer use conventional assessment approaches. Assessments need to be changed with systems that machines cannot learn.