It’s time for another misinformation roundup, where we provide you with up-to-date stories on the effects of misinformation. In this edition, we’re focusing on AI-driven misinformation.
AI’s explosive growth and rapid public adoption comes with ‘the good’, ‘the bad’, and ‘the ugly’ — and here we’ve collected news and insights relating to all three.
In this age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (aka the ‘Digital Age’), companies, individuals, and governments across the world have been facing down the monster of misinformation. Armed with new technology, research-based law, and vocal experts, the world has started to adapt and adjust to AI and misinformation; in both good ways and bad ways.
Here’s our pick of the most salient developments:
AI generated misinformation is an increasingly problematic global issue. It has become particularly dangerous in the news and media sector in countries currently facing economic and/or political instability.
The fight against misinformation can now consider AI as another weapon in its arsenal.
Significant government intervention and financial investment are poised to be leading factors in AI’s fight against AI misinformation.
Social media has historically been a hotbed for mis/disinformation. Shifts in the news consumption habits of younger generations and changes in corporate leadership are affecting public perception of traditional news sources.
Governments are showing many positive signs and a sincere interest in understanding AI, with a view to then regulating it. Pushes from both the UN and the EU show that major political bodies are not prepared to just stand by and allow AI to evolve unfettered.
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