By Vicki Batts
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been the stuff of sci-fi nightmares for decades, but under the reign of Big Tech, those nightmares may soon become reality. As AI technology becomes more advanced, the threat of total robotic takeover becomes more pronounced — and the tech industry is perfectly poised to capitalize on the power of AI. Censorship by way of algorithm should be presenting a major moral dilemma to Big Tech right now, but instead, these left-wing zealots are racing towards stronger, more far-reaching suppression tactics. This is bad news for anyone who believes in freedom.
The right to think and express your thoughts is supposed to be protected under the First Amendment. The rise of social media has drastically changed the ways in which people communicate across the board, but the lengths to which we preserve our right to free speech has not kept pace. Continuing to allow the tech industry to play thought police is a threat to the most important freedom we have: The freedom to think independently. While proponents of censorship are quick to assure the masses that their actions are intended for good, the truth of the matter is that AI can easily be corrupted and used for flat-out thought suppression.