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TikTok Content Farms Use AI Voiceovers to Mass-Produce Political Misinformation

“In September 2023, NewsGuard identified what appeared to be the first of its kind: a network of 17 TikTok accounts using AI text-to-speech software to create videos advancing conspiracy theories about celebrities, amassing hundreds of millions of views. Now, the phenomenon appears to be growing and shifting its focus to politics. NewsGuard has identified 41 TikTok accounts in English and French using AI-generated narration to spread political misinformation at scale. Call it the rise of the TikTok AI content farm. (Content farms are entities that generate large volumes of low-quality content, typically to attract views and ad revenue.) These 41 AI content farm accounts, which NewsGuard detected with the help of AI detection tool, published 9,784 videos in just 458 days, from March 2023 to June 2024, cumulatively garnering over 380 million views. Most of these accounts were created in 2024. On average, each account posted at least one video daily, with some publishing up to four AI-narrated videos a day. The videos spread false narratives on topics including U.S. and European politics and the Russia-Ukraine war.”

Private-Sector AI Indicators Dataset

DataIsPlural: “The Private-Sector AI Indicators dataset, from Georgetown University’s Emerging Technology Observatory, provides “a diverse range of indicators of AI-related activity for hundreds of companies worldwide, from startups to multinationals.” For each of the 670+ companies included, the dataset counts the number of AI-related research articles published by its employees (disaggregated by topic), AI-related patents… Continue Reading

NewsGuard Launches Monthly AI News Misinformation Monitor

Creating Benchmark for Comparing the Trustworthiness of Leading Generative AI Models – “NewsGuard today launched a monthly AI News Misinformation Monitor – see the July 2024 issue here, setting a new standard for measuring the accuracy and trustworthiness of the AI industry by tracking how each leading generative AI model is responding to prompts related… Continue Reading

When implementing AI, first train your managers

ZDNET: “Businesses are rushing into GenAI before establishing adequate systems of governance, which could result in serious issues with quality and compliance down the road. Dropping artificial intelligence into an organization requires more than a working knowledge of AI — this is only the first step. A recent survey shows most organizations and their IT… Continue Reading

Re-Regulating UPL in an Age of AI

Walters, Ed, Re-Regulating UPL in an Age of AI (May 25, 2024). 8 Georgetown Law Technology Review 316 (2024), Available at SSRN: “States regulate the Unauthorized Practice of Law as a way to protect consumers from fraudulent, negligent, or incompetent legal services. Although states have not agreed on what specifically constitutes the “practice of… Continue Reading

Washington Post Chatbot in Beta Responds to Questions About Climate

Washington Post – Your climate questions, answered. This is an experiment from The Washington Post to use AI to help answer your climate questions. Responses are based solely on published reporting by Post journalists. Please verify any information with the underlying articles. See also the site’s Feedback Form – Did you find what you were… Continue Reading

Future of Professionals Report

Thomson Reuters – Future of Professionals Report. AI-powered technology & the forces shaping professional work. July 2024. “Key findings – First, the productivity benefits we have been promised are now becoming more apparent. As AI adoption has become widespread, professionals can more tangibly tell us about how they will use this transformative technology and the… Continue Reading

LLRX June 2024 Issue

Articles and Columns for June 2024 – https://www/ Protecting the Vulnerable: Navigating Online Risks for Minors – Veronica Garrick’s paper is an insightful, factual and timely discussion of how in today’s digital age, minors are exposed to technology at a young age, presenting both great opportunities and risks. PowerPoint Has Its Problems – Jerry Lawson… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 6, 2024

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 6, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

Generative Artificial Intelligence Patent – Landscape Report

“In this WIPO Patent Landscape Report on Generative AI, discover the latest patent trends for GenAI with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the GenAI patent landscape, alongside insights into its future applications and potential impact. The report explores patents relating to the different modes, models and industrial application areas of GenAI.” Continue Reading