Technology AdGuard Blog: Overreliance on AI is growing, and this is a problem


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From writing school essays to replacing customer service agents, AI is taking on a larger role in many people’s lives. And while some are swooning over the idea that AI will make things easier by taking over routine tasks and freeing us up for more creative pursuits and the things we’ve probably been neglecting — like meaningful communication with friends and family — that may not be what’s actually happening. At least, it’s not the whole picture.

What we’re seeing more and more is that people tend to rely on AI to a point where they abdicate responsibility. And while AI isn’t sentient and likely won’t rise against us any time soon (we don’t think it will at all), the prospect of this over-reliance is unsettling. But at the same time, it is not something we have not seen happening to the brand new tech before.

The fascination with generative AI, much like the allure of virtual reality and the dream of autonomous vehicles, reflects our quest for technological utopias. Yet, as history has shown, the journey from groundbreaking innovation to reliable everyday utility is often longer and more complex than anticipated. Cutting-edge technology, no matter how advanced, typically requires a ripening period that can span years, if not decades. This allows for the refinement of technology, the establishment of safety protocols, and the alignment with societal needs and ethical standards.

AI’s mixed bag of a record is a reminder that the path to integrating new technologies into the fabric of daily life is a marathon, not a sprint. Whether these technologies will ever fully deliver on their promises remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: the balance between human oversight and technological advancement will continue to shape our future.

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I've been using Gemini enterprise to help with writing security advisories, certain email comms, explaining concepts to business audiences, meeting minutes and etc. Saves alot of time. I would never rely on it fully though. I can see how humankind will always want something to save them or do their work hahaha


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Eventually, they'll be used not only to help in writing, etc., but even replace many writers.

But who will buy the products and services written about if the same workers replaced are also the consumers?
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Just like people were Luddites in the 90's dismissing the internet you can see the same thing with A.I now. It's no good sticking your head in the sand pretending people are not going to use it. People are using it everyday right now. in work, study or research. is the technology Idiot proof? Fool proof? No it still has a long way to go but it's development is not stopping, there is no point in fighting the future because it will 'hopefully' improve everything and help people in industries from education to business and beyond. The one hope is that it will help people be more productive and save time, business in the end will probably use the technology to replace staff though. Good or bad? It's here and not going away.
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