Axios: “Researchers have broadened the controversial technology called “deepfakes” — AI-generated media that experts fear could roil coming elections by convincingly depicting people saying or doing things they never did, Axios’ Kaveh Waddell reports.
- A new computer program, created at the San Francisco-based OpenAI lab, is the latest front in deepfakes, producing remarkably human-sounding prose that opens the prospect of fake news circulated at industrial scale.
- How it works: The program “writes” by choosing the best next word based on both the human-written prompt and an enormous database of text it has read on the internet.
- An important point: The AI writer can only make stuff up. It can’t tell the difference between a fact and a lie, which is part of what makes it volatile.
- Go deeper … AI wrote this Axios story..”