Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts

Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts It doesn’t take a human mind to produce misinformation convincing enough to fool experts in such critical fields as cybersecurity. iLexx/iStock via Getty Images Priyanka Ranade, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Takeaways · AIs …

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Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology

Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock Edina Harbinja, Aston University; Lilian Edwards, Newcastle University, and Marisa McVey, Aston University It was recently revealed that in 2017 Microsoft patented a chatbot which, if built, would digitally resurrect the dead. Using AI and machine learning, the proposed chatbot would …

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In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda

In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda AI-powered detectors are the best tools for spotting AI-generated fake videos. The Washington Post via Getty Images John Sohrawardi, Rochester Institute of Technology and Matthew Wright, Rochester Institute of Technology An investigative journalist receives a video from an …

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Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Why friendships are falling apart over politics

Cover: Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Why friendships are falling apart over politics Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Melanie Green, University at Buffalo …

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How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy Steven Feldstein, Boise State University U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants …

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Is love losing its soul in the digital age?

Cover: A young couple posing for an Instagram photo. Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock.com Is love losing its soul in the digital age? A young couple posing for an Instagram photo. Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock.com Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. An …

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