(The Herald Post) – In recent years, the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked intense debate and raised numerous ethical, social, and economic concerns. As a powerful force transforming every aspect of modern life, AI’s potential to revolutionize industries, automate tasks, and augment human capabilities is both awe-inspiring and disconcerting.
The controversy surrounding AI stems from its potential to disrupt traditional power structures, redefine the nature of work, and raise critical questions about privacy, security, and the very essence of human identity. This introduction aims to shed light on the multifaceted nature of AI as a technological revolution, and explore the reasons behind its controversial status in today’s rapidly evolving world.
On social media, there have been many instances of creators and entrepreneurs leveraging artificial intelligence to generate significant amounts of money, whether by creating a business model with a $100 USD investment, using it as a virtual assistant, or as a tool to solve problems related to programming code errors.
Recently, Joshua Browder, CEO of DoNotPay, demonstrated how a customized version of ChatGPT integrated with DoNotPay helped him obtain $210 within a few minutes by simply providing his name, date of birth, and state of residence.
I asked the new ChatGPT browsing extension to find me some money. Within a minute, I had $210 on the way to my bank account from the California Government. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/mxfd8yOHAP
“I asked the new ChatGPT browsing extension to find me some money. Within a minute, I had $210 on the way to my bank account from the California Government. – …I followed the instructions and, sure enough, $209.67 was waiting for me, one minute later.” – Joshua Browder on Twitter.
In the Twitter post, one can see the 3-step process that enabled him to recover money he might not have even considered.
DoNotPay has been dubbed the “world’s first robot lawyer.” The platform aims to democratize access to legal assistance and make it easier and more affordable for individuals to navigate complex bureaucratic and legal systems. However, it is important to note that DoNotPay does not provide professional legal advice but rather offers a convenient and accessible way to address common legal and consumer issues.
The DoNotPay app gained widespread attention when state bar associations threatened it, arguing that it is not “valid” for a robot to help a human defend themselves without supervision from a licensed attorney. “We regularly let potential violators know that they could face prosecution in civil or criminal court, which is entirely up to law enforcement,” said George Cardona of the California State Bar.
Browder mentioned in December that DoNotPay was developing a web browser extension; however, it is not yet available to the public.