Nothing seems to be scarier than AI for the new owner of Twitter and Humans.ai is here to make artificial intelligence safe
While Elon Musk was rumored to celebrate Halloween in Transylvania, Romania, the place where vampires and Dracula are originated from, deep-tech startup Humans.ai launched a campaign to help the new owner of Twitter overcome his biggest fear at the moment, that of artificial intelligence which cannot be controlled.
“If you’re not concerned about AI safety, you should be.”, Musk has said in previous interviews.
Elon Musk has been a vocal critic of AI, calling it the ‘biggest existential threat’ of our times, and has been a leading proponent of the development of this technology undergoing regulation, previously making comments such as:
“The least scary future I can think of is one where we have at least democratized AI…[also]
“If AI has a goal and humanity just happens to be in the way, it will destroy humanity as a matter of course without even thinking about it.”
Humans.ai is a Romanian deep tech company that has created the first framework for ethical AI with the help of blockchain technology. Humans.ai is building an all-in-one platform for AI-based creation and governance, bringing together an ecosystem of stakeholders around the use of AI to create at scale. Through its creative studio and accountability system, Humans.ai is designed to ensure contributions are fairly rewarded and that every AI is kept ethical over the long term.
“There have been a lot of articles in the media lately about the dangers of artificial intelligence, with a strong focus on synthetic media and deep fakes. Since AI has been viewed as frightening by many, we thought it would be a great opportunity for this Halloween to draw attention on the dangers of uncontrolled AI and what we are trying to achieve at Humans.ai, using blockchain technology as the underlying infrastructure for a wide range of AI applications, in order to keep artificial intelligence safe.”, said Alex Iancu, Ecosystem Manager at Humans.ai.
“We managed to do this in a fun way, involving our Twitter and Instagram followers to tell us what they find more frightening than AI at the moment, for Halloween. Their messages were displayed on a special billboard at Bran Castle, the so-called house of Dracula, where Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs were rumored to be spending their Halloween. We are happy to have managed to draw attention to advanced technology, which many have come to see as the scariest thing at the moment.”, said Alex Iancu.
The Humans.ai Halloween campaign continues to draw messages from its users and followers as local influencers and big brands, such as Tazz, One United Properties, The Vintage and others have also joined the conversation.
The Humans.ai team shares the belief that artificial intelligence needs to be controlled and that blockchain is capable of solving many of the current problems plaguing AI. Through Humans.ai’s unique Proof-of-Human technology, the team hopes that blockchain could one day become the underlying infrastructure for a wide range of AI applications.
“We made it our mission to build an ethically enabling framework for AI—Proof-of-Human—as we took it upon us to empower the use of AI applications for limitless use cases benefiting society, while ensuring that the technology is available to be used for good. We believe the mission of innovators is not just to build the most advanced tools, but also to make sure they use the right framework for AI technology to be controlled and be kept honest for a long term,” Alex Iancu explained.
Humans.ai’s Proof-of-Human is a new blockchain consensus, relying on users to leverage their biometric data to prove a specific AI remains under human supervision. Human validators are empowered to participate in the governance, management, and deciding the ultimate fate of any AI, ensuring its objective aligns with ethical values.