AI Tools: Friends or Foes?

March 13, 2023

Here to assist us or to take over our jobs?

I asked ChatGPT, and it said it depends:

AI tools can be both friends and foes depending on how they are used and the context in which they are employed.

Personally, I find it useful to practice question-forming and exploring the outputs that an AI can generate. I also tried Midjourney to generate some images related to user interfaces and give me some inspiration. Well, it didn’t help me that much except by giving me some colour inspiration.

Midjourney generated ui examples
But those creepy and deformed faces. 😟

I don’t know if you have tried it before, but all images have widespread details and appearance characteristics. Yes, it all depends on the input you give to the AI, but most of the images that appeared during the boom of AI (Midjourney specifically) were having the same common elements:

  • Deformed and anatomically incorrect facial or overall physical features
  • Slight creepiness and darkness
  • Orangy gaming lights, filter or overlay. Not sure how to describe it differently, but when you see those generated images, they all seem like were pulled out of a database full of gaming characters

What are the Pros and Cons of using AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a part of our lives either because of curiosity or just because of a general strive for performance, and its applications continue to expand. As with any technology, there are both advantages and disadvantages to using AI and as with everything it depends. Here are some pros and cons of using AI:


  • Efficiency: AI can perform tasks quickly and accurately (again depending on the input), allowing businesses and individuals to be more efficient and productive.
  • Data analysis: AI can analyze large volumes of data in a matter of seconds, providing insights and predictions that would be difficult for humans to identify. Yet again, this information also needs filtration.
  • Automation: AI can automate repetitive tasks, freeing human resources for more complex and creative work.
  • Personalization: AI can personalize experiences for users based on their behaviour and preferences, improving customer satisfaction and engagement. Learns from us.
  • Decision-making: AI can assist in decision-making by providing data-driven insights and recommendations. Essentially, more sophisticated search engine.


  • Cost: The development and implementation of AI systems can be costly, particularly for small businesses and individuals. This means some businesses will fall behind with the quantity of information, but not necessarily with the quality (yet).
  • Job displacement: AI can automate jobs, potentially leading to job displacement and unemployment. This connects with the Automation part of the Pros.
  • Bias: AI systems can perpetuate bias and discrimination, particularly if the data used to train them is biased. Again, where the input comes from?
  • Privacy and security: AI systems can collect and store large amounts of personal data, posing privacy and security risks if not properly secured.
  • Lack of empathy: AI lacks the empathy and emotional intelligence that humans possess, which can be important in certain settings such as healthcare.

AI can bring many benefits, but it is essential to be aware of its potential disadvantages. Hopefully, with time and expansion more rules and proper governance will be established (even if it's used in web3).

And yes, the paragraph about the pros and cons of AI was extracted from ChatGPT and I have added some sentences at the end of each, changed some wording and took Grammarly’s suggestions for some changes as well.

Also, other interesting AI-related resources:

Dall-E 2 is probably the AI that pissed the majority of digital artists.

Here is Don Norman's opinion on the topic.

Bing’s web AI — you can check Joma’s video for some lightweight tech news infused with humour.

As a tech-house fan (no pun intended 😁) I found this track in one amazing set and I immediately thought of this article.

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