The rise of artificial intelligence will enable the creation of disturbing, invasive, and nonsensical inventions.
The Dallas Cowboys unveiled an AI-powered hologram that smashes the threshold of creepy.
AT&T Stadium utilized artificial intelligence technology to create a Jerry Jones hologram that answers questions from Cowboy fans.
“Meet Jerry Jones – An Interactive Experience. Ask Dallas Cowboys’ Owner Jerry Jones questions and get his responses generated by AI technology for a unique, interactive experience,” AT&T Stadium posted.
NEW at #ATTStadium: Meet Jerry Jones – An Interactive Experience. Ask @dallascowboys' Owner Jerry Jones questions and get his responses generated by AI technology for a unique, interactive experience.
— AT&T Stadium (@ATTStadium) September 7, 2023
From Dallas Cowboys Tours:
NEW! The Dallas Cowboys have unveiled the latest and greatest addition to tours at AT&T Stadium in Arlington and at The Star in Frisco! The new exhibit is an interactive technology-driven hologram featuring Dallas Cowboys’ Hall of Fame Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones.
Get a peek behind the curtain and into the fascinating life of Jerry Jones. In partnership with AT&T and with a focus on innovative fan experience, this interactive technology gives tourgoers the opportunity to ask Mr. Jones a variety of questions ranging from his early life and upbringing, to his collegiate football playing days at Arkansas, early business ventures, and his time as the team’s Owner, President and General Manager. The hologram consists of countless possible responses generated by AI technology that’s designed to deliver an experience similar to a real-life conversation with Jerry Jones. Ask away!
At this time, Meet Jerry Jones – An Interactive Experience is available at AT&T Stadium and The Star as part of the Owner’s Experience Tour or through a private group tour.
American sports analyst Pat McAfee commented on the AI-powered Jerry Jones:
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 8, 2023
Yahoo Sports wrote:
Tickets for the former tour come in at $55 a pop on the AT&T Stadium website, which is something you can do when your team is worth $9 billion.
The Cowboys’ reveal suggests topics to ask the Jones hologram, such as “his early life and upbringing, to his collegiate football playing days at Arkansas, early business ventures, and his time as the team’s Owner, President and General Manager.” The video showcasing the technology features the sponsor-friendly query “Why did you choose AT&T to be our naming rights partner?”
But we know there are better questions — and much, much worse questions — to ask.
We don’t know what restrictions the Cowboys are going to put on holo-Jerry (preapproving questions might be a good move here), but why ask the boring questions when you can ask something like:
- “Is Mike McCarthy on the hot seat?”
- “When is Jimmy Johnson making the Ring of Honor?”
- “You paid Ezekiel Elliott how much money?”
- “Did Dez really catch it?”
- “How did you get only a fifth-rounder for Amari Cooper?”
- “Greg Hardy? Really?”
- “How many years has it been since 1995?”
Unfortunately, there are more pressing artificial intelligence concerns than holographic NFL owners.
The IRS wants to use artificial intelligence to detect tax evasion as part of the increased funding provided by the Inflation Reduction Act.
From Accounting Today:
The Internal Revenue Service is leveraging artificial intelligence to detect tax evasion as it uses the extra funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to ramp up compliance efforts against large partnerships, corporations and high-income individuals as well as promoters of sophisticated tax-dodging schemes. Initially the agency will be pursuing 1,600 millionaires who owe at least $250,000 in taxes, and 75 large partnerships with an average of over $10 billion in assets.
The IRS said it’s now shifting its attention to the wealthy and away from working-class taxpayers, thanks to the additional billions in funding over 10 years from the Inflation Reduction Act. While the initial funding last year helped with hiring more IRS employees to assist with taxpayer service and alleviate the stress of tax season earlier this year, the IRS is now using the money to hire more employees who can pursue tax evasion by big businesses and individuals, with the help of AI and data analytics to spot suspicious patterns of activity.