AI is taking over the world and you don't even know it | Paras Madan | TEDxGGDSDCollege

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AI is taking over the world and you don't even know it | Paras Madan | TEDxGGDSDCollege

Paras's AI Experiment

  • Paras shares a fake chat conversation with his former roommate, Sanjam, demonstrating how boys communicate.
  • He reveals that the chat was AI-generated by cloning Sanjam's voice and chatting behavior using chat data from his phone.
  • The AI analyzed the data to identify frequent patterns and speech characteristics of Sanjam.
  • Paras emphasizes that he can clone anyone's speech and behavior with just a four-minute conversation.
  • This technology has the potential to impersonate anyone, including friends, family members, or historical figures.
  • Individuals are no longer unique, as anyone can impersonate another person's voice and mannerisms after a brief conversation.

The Speaker's Journey

  • The speaker introduces their engineering background at Thapar University.
  • Their journey began in 2019 with hackathons, starting with Chitkara.
  • Initially motivated by fame and money, they desired recognition among peers and colleagues.
  • In 2020, they created an AI company that built chatbots in 22 regional languages of India.
  • They struggled to find customers initially but successfully handled all placement queries for Thapar University during the 2020 placement season, becoming the first to provide such services in the college's history.
  • The Indian government and PGI Chandigarh approached them to build a chatbot for a new project called Aarogya Prahari, focused on Hepatitis B.
  • The project's success gave the speaker a sense of accomplishment.

The Power of Consistency

  • The speaker discusses their experience with placement sessions and the departure of two teammates.
  • They mention their startup, Crux, a content recommendation system.
  • Realizing the need to become one of the creators they were trying to reach, they posted their first video on December 21, 2021, overcoming their fear of judgment from friends.
  • They emphasize the importance of consistency in posting content and how watching a particular video affected their motivation.
  • The speaker wanted their videos to have a positive impact on viewers and make them feel good.

The Science of Social Media Engagement

  • The brain is meant to be slow and intentional, but social media platforms like Instagram reels are designed to stimulate emotions and keep users engaged with short, attention-grabbing content.
  • The average reel duration is five seconds, and users can watch up to 12 reels in a minute, leading to a constant cycle of quick emotional responses.
  • The speaker conducted an experiment on themselves, tracking their Instagram usage over ten days, revealing a high frequency of opening the app.
  • The solution is to be smart and play on the strategies used by these big platforms.
  • The speaker suggests removing the habit of consuming things by filling the void with something else.
  • As a beginner, it's recommended to start with blogging or journaling to convey thoughts.
  • Avoid using multiple apps and watching motivational reels, as they can give a false sense of productivity.
  • Writing can feel productive, but it's important to use it effectively and not just save content without actually consuming it.

The AI Revolution and Digital Cloning

  • The speaker introduces the concept of "Area as a Key" in the context of the AI revolution.
  • They present a new AI tool that allows users to create products by giving it prompts.
  • The speaker mentions a website called "Spha" where users can explore over 100 AI agents.
  • The speaker reveals that the video is AI-generated and that they have digitally cloned themselves, including their voice, face, background, and everything else.
  • Viewers are cautioned not to believe everything they see on the internet, as even their favorite influencers may be using digital clones.
  • The speaker advises viewers to have their own set of rules for evaluating motivational reels and quotes on social media platforms.

Personal Growth and Mindfulness

  • Motivation cannot be achieved solely through reels on social media.
  • Psychologists, data scientists, and developers collaborated to design Gmail to engage users by hacking their minds.
  • Each individual needs their own set of rules and motivations to move forward.
  • Relying on external sources for motivation can lead to a distorted perception of reality.
  • The speaker believes in being a daily hero, making every day impactful, regardless of the outcome.
  • The speaker emphasizes the importance of understanding the habits of the mind when building products.
  • They have incorporated this methodology into their own products.
  • The speaker encourages mindfulness as a crucial aspect of personal growth.
  • You have to be slow, but not extremely slow.
  • Slow is fast.
  • You have to be slow with your thoughts.

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