The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is having a major impact on the internet, and not all of it is good. In particular, AI-generated misinformation is becoming a growing problem.
AI-generated misinformation is content that is created by AI systems, such as chatbots and deepfakes. This content can be very realistic and persuasive, making it difficult to distinguish from real information.
AI-generated misinformation can be used for a variety of malicious purposes, such as spreading propaganda, sowing discord, and manipulating elections. It can also be used to scam people or to spread harmful rumors.
The problem of AI-generated misinformation is only going to get worse in the future. As AI systems become more powerful, they will be able to generate even more realistic and persuasive content. This will make it even more difficult for people to tell the difference between real information and AI-generated misinformation.
There are a number of things that can be done to combat AI-generated misinformation. One is to educate people about the problem and how to spot it. Another is to develop better tools for detecting AI-generated content.
Tech companies are also working on ways to address the problem. Google, for example, is developing new techniques for watermarking AI-generated content. This will make it easier to track down and remove this content. While Meta says it is applying the same policies to AI-generated content as for any other content, including rules around misinformation.
The sources for this piece include an article in Axios.