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Reddit on Monday night launched a bizarre subdomain called “newsbyAI” where it plans to be posting fake news articles written by sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms. The AI-written articles, which read almost like the real thing, will cover information from business reporting to celebrity gossip. This is another practical illustration that artificial intelligence can effectively be used to spread convincing propaganda and fake news online. So far, nearly all the articles shared on the subreddit page newsbyAI are written...
With artificial intelligence now able to create convincing, fake article news that can fool people on a mass scale, scientists have a new task: creating algorithms that can prevent such news from spreading across the internet. A team of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a new tool that could be useful in taming potential damages from AI-generated fake news which are usually based on lurid headlines. Referred to as GROVER, the system can detect and write fake, misleading news articles that are even more convi...
With widespread internet connectivity, the credibility of journalism has hit rock bottom. Every individual handling a mobile seems to be an independent journalist. Amid this, the freedom to share any content on social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook puts a big question mark on the reliability factor of the reporting. And hence today, we, as a community are fighting a lethal bug called “fake news”. In light of this sensitive issue, Facebook started a project to eradicate fake news from its platform in 2017. Apple also took a...
So far, we’ve read that Facebook makes us boring, lazy and insecure. Now comes a stimulating report that it also makes us narrow-minded. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analyzed Facebook data about the topics people discussed on the social network in 2010 and 2014. It concluded: "Users tend to aggregate in communities of interest, which causes reinforcement and fosters confirmation bias, segregation and polarization. This comes at the expense of the quality of information and leads to th...