Mark Cuban lays into the AI hype, saying tools like ChatGPT will only worsen online misinformation

Mark Cuban lays into the AI hype, saying tools like ChatGPT will only worsen online misinformation
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  • Mark Cuban forewarned that AI tech tools like ChatGPT will worsen online misinformation.
  • He said Twitter and Facebook are already susceptible to inaccuracies – and they're moderated by humans.

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban forewarned ChatGPT and the rise of AI chatbots will only exacerbate online misinformation.

Speaking on a recent episode on comedian Jon Steward's podcast, "The Problem with Jon Stewart," Cuban said online misinformation "is only going to get worse" as AI tools like ChatGPT evolve, per CNBC.

Cuban said social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are already vulnerable to misinformation even though they've got human moderators in place. "Once these things start taking on a life of their own ... it will be difficult for us to define why and how the machine makes the decisions it makes, and who controls the machine," Cuban said.

A sudden frenzy in artificial-intelligence technology kicked off 2023, largely due to the popularity of OpenAI's language tool, ChatGPT, which was launched in November. The firm has since received a $10 billion investment from Microsoft, which has added to the hype.

The robot has impressed the world with its ability to offer investing advice and write academic essays. Furthermore, it has boosted chip stocks like Nvidia, Mobileye, and Ambarella, and has sparked competition with rivals including Google and China's Baidu, who have rushed to release their own smart-bots.


However, academics have warned that platforms like ChatGPT could print inaccuracies. Most recently, Google's experimental AI bot, Bard, gave an incorrect answer to a question about the James Webb Space Telescope.

According to Cuban, the errors show that AI tech is still in its early stages, which could pose a problem for people who may not always fact-check information they see on the internet.

"Our generation, Gen X and older, doesn't get it," Cuban said. "Gen Z and younger, they're not only native to it, they know how to block things out ... They're more in tune to all these issues," he added.