The Last Word: Dallas AI’s Aamer Charania on the Promise—and Perils—of Artificial Intelligence

“Who knows? Your flying Uber could be landing in your backyard before you know it.”

Aamer Charania
President and Founder 
Dallas AI
.…on the promise of artificial intelligence, via the Dallas Regional Chamber.

Aamer Charania

Sunday was national AI Appreciation Day, so to mark it, the Dallas Regional Chamber did a Q&A with Charania and Babar Bhatti, co-founder and EVP of DallasAI, a nonprofit forum to accelerate learning and adoption of artificial intelligence.

The co-founders addressed both the promise and perils of AI. So let’s start with the fun part: the promise. 

“Just recently the FAA awarded a special airworthiness certificate to Alef Aeronautics for its Model A flying car (above),” Charania noted, pointing out one of the AI-powered marvels that could one day be part of our daily lives.

Babar Bhatti

“People (including myself) are both excited and concerned of the risks” of AI, Bhatti told the DRC, “especially impact to competition for jobs the jobs themselves. People with knowledge about AI tools and how to use them will have advantages.”

The co-founders said AI will have as transformational an impact as the advent of electricity, the Internet, and smart phones, all of which Charania said “have forever changed the world.”

But they join others in their concern about things like ChatGPT’s misuse for deep fakes and election meddling, along with the impact of “ultra-personalized social media on kids.”

For more on how they see AI impacting our world, read the Q&A by going here.

For more of who said what about all things North Texas, check out Every Last Word.

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