And to demonstrate exactly how absurd the problem is, a new AI called Grover, developed by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington (and spotted by AI Weirdness), allows you to enter a headline, and it will generate hundreds of words of convincing, fake text that looks like it belongs in the New York Times or on CNN. Luckily for you, the researchers put Grover’s fake news generator online for anyone to try. And let me say, from personal experience, that it can create some doozies. For a test, I wrote the headline: “Why Donald Trump Eats 100 Cheeseburgers a Day.” This is an article that even I, a journalist, don’t know how I’d go about writing. It is, after all, a pure fiction. Grover, however, seems to relish the challenge: “In an interview this year with Dr. Phil McGraw, the television host, Trump told his story of becoming a self-described ‘buffet freak’ after watching the Jamie … [Read more...] about This AI generates fake news about anything you want. Try it!
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Young business entrepreneurs need to bear in mind these simple insights to avoid getting lost in the numbers. Manish Dudharejia Published 1:30 pm CDT, Monday, August 5, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images 3 Ways Generation Z Can Master Data Analysis 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Right now, Generation Z is just beginning to scratch the surface of the business world. Many are still in college, but some have already begun to pursue the timeless American dream of entrepreneurship. In fact, some think that this might be the most entrepreneurial generation ever. However, with the … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Generation Z Can Master Data Analysis
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news. The analysis by big-data firm Alto Data Analytics over a three-month period ahead of this year's EU elections casts doubt on the effectiveness of fact-checking even though demand for it is growing. Facebook has been under fire since Russia used it to influence the election that brought Donald Trump to power. The company quadrupled the number of fact-checking groups it works with worldwide over the last year and its subsidiary WhatsApp launched its first fact-checking service. The EU, which has expanded its own fact-checking team, urged online platforms to take greater action or risk regulation. Fact-checkers are often journalists who set up non-profits or work at mainstream media outlets to scour the web for viral falsehoods. Their rebuttals in the form of articles, blog posts … [Read more...] about Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows
Feb 18, 9:04 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Science By Lorraine Lorenzo 02/18/19 AT 6:50 AM The Elon Musk-backed Artificial Intelligence group, OpenAI, recently revealed that its AI software has the capacity to create predictive texts and even produce highly-convincing fake content by incorporating words and ideas from 8 million web pages fed into its system. The language model, called GPT-2 (a successor to GPT), was trained to predict the next words in 40GB of Internet text. Compared to the GPT model, the GPT-2 has more than 10X the parameters and trained to handle the same amount of data compared to its predecessor.According to a blog post from OpenAI posted on Feb. 14, the company has trained a large-scale unsupervised language model which generates coherent paragraphs of text."It achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language modeling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary … [Read more...] about Elon Musk-Backed AI Software Could Be Used To Spread Fake News
A new study by researchers at Princeton and New York University found that people over 65 years old were far more likely to share intentionally false or misleading information on Facebook than all other adults. Researchers looked at Facebook posts leading up to the 2016 presidential election and after, checking them for popular news domains known for spreading disinformation. The study did find, however, that the practice of sharing so-called fake news was fairly rare in general. A recently published study found that Facebook users over 65 years old were far more likely than other adults to share disinformation on social media. Researchers at both Princeton and New York University concluded that though the practice of spreading so-called fake news was rare overall, a person’s likelihood of sharing it correlated more strongly with age than it did education, sex, or political views. “No other demographic characteristic seems to have a consistent effect on sharing fake … [Read more...] about Baby boomers share nearly 7 times as many ‘fake news’ articles on Facebook as adults under 30, new study finds