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‘We can Defeat AI with Cryptography,’ Says Chelsea Manning at SXSW

Chelsea Manning, an activist, security consultant for decentralized privacy platform Nym and former army intelligence analyst, sat down with Cointelegraph to discuss how blockchain technology can combat Artificial Intelligence (AI). Following the launch of ChatGPT, Artificial intelligence has become a hot topic in the media; research company OpenAI created an AI chatbot.

While ChatGPt has the potential to develop crypto trading bots and write blogs, some crypto investors worry that the Ai could harm the crypto industry. Some research and survey done by the sales platform Tidio found that a lot of college graduates, 70%, think that AI will make them irrelevant or could completely take away their jobs in the coming years.

Others also argued that the rise of AI would make it increasingly challenging to verify the fake news versus the accurate information generated by artificial intelligence. Chelsea Manning, the activist, told Cointelegraph that verifying the accurate information from the fake will become a problem as AI is integrated into society. Manning told Cointelegraph how blockchain technology could help combat the AI challenges during an exclusive interview at South by Southwest 2023.

Why AI Concerns? Can Blockchain Technology Combat These Concerns?

Chelsea Manning argued that the teachings about AI have been spreading for a long time. Yet as the surveillance in AI becomes more efficient, it will reduce the effectiveness of the virtual private networks and other circuits from protecting the user data, which will bring a lot of misery, especially for the coming generation.

Another danger associated with AI and deep fake, Manning added, is that these elements being taught about AI will become so convincing that many of these instances will end up in courtroom settings which will be very difficult to handle such cases.

Only blockchain technology can bring AI to an end. He gave an example that there may be an incident in the future where people will have to forensically verify to the court if the AI-generated something, which will be a challenging issue that people will face.

Chelsea Manning: we can use blockchain technology to create a  list of decentralization to determine where certain information is coming from, who is behind it, and where and when created. This decentralized list can then be verified on a distributed ledger to show that or give proof that a particular event occurred, resulting in fewer disputes.

For example, someone could take a photograph and then place that photo on a ledger for verification. If someone tries to corrupt that information, they can visit the decentralized ledger and view the cryptographic signature for assurance, and they will see that particular event when it occurred.

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