AI and the Future of Fake News
The rise of artificial intelligence has created new opportunities for generating fake news. As one commenter notes, AI can be used to transcribe a political speech, change key words to say the opposite of what was meant, and run it through an AI voice generator to create a convincing deepfake. This makes it easier than ever to distribute misinformation, especially when it is difficult to detect the use of AI.
While some argue that there are potential benefits to using AI for generating speech and other content, others suggest that we need to take a hard line against concealing AI activity. One possible solution is to make it illegal to hide the use of AI in creating content, and to hold individuals and organizations accountable for the spread of fake news.
Despite these concerns, there are also positive use cases for AI in content creation. As one commenter points out, they are using a simple python script to parse YouTube video transcripts and feed them into GPT. This allows for easier bundling of video content and more efficient webscraping. To learn more about this approach, check out the article linked below.
Tags: AI, fake news, deepfake, content creation, webscraping, python