How often have you gone on Instagram and ‘liked’ the photo of a cute model? Well, you might be surprised to learn that the model isn’t human at all. There are a growing number of models on Instagram that are actually computer-based models created by someone else. Basically, the people you are fawning over online might not be real people.
It’s becoming more and more difficult to identify real models from the computer-based models that are created to sell clothing. One online AI model has over 1 million followers and another has over 500,000. The amazing thing is that over 1 million people are ‘following’ an AI figure that they are allowing to serve as their ‘influencer’ in this life.
What is that saying about us as human beings? Are we so hungry for someone else to lead us that we are capable of following a fake person? How long will this go and exactly how far? Will we all find ourselves watching movies that have AI actors, or find ourselves voting for AI politicians?
The sad thing is that most of the time we are unaware of AI representatives when they surface. Think of all the ‘Scam Likely’ calls you receive on a daily basis. Most of those calls are robots that took the place of real people who were once telemarketers. In some cases, you can’t even tell when you are talking to a robot because they are prepped to answer any question you might ask. Wow.
Let’s face it. We are living in an era where human existence is going extinct – thanks to our own intelligence. We are creating computer-generated people that are slowly wiping us out of jobs, money, and the ability to make a living. How far will it all go before we realize that we have become our own worst enemy?
Take a good gander at this video and tell us if you think we are off the mark here. We’d love to hear your opinion.