Now AI Is Faking News And It’s Getting Quite Good At It
Now AI Is Faking News And It’s Getting Quite Good At It by: Daniel Jennings for Off the Grid News
AI is faking news on YouTube nowadays with a surprising degree of accuracy. There’s even an artificial intelligence (AI) copy of podcast king Joe Rogan that bears an uncanny resemblance to the real man.
In fact, the AI can create lifelike copies of Rogan’s voice and likeness. Moreover, the AI even chose the topic and wrote the script for a fake podcast, The Verge claims.
However, there is nothing nefarious about the AI Joe Rogan. Instead, the AI is a publicity stunt for Dessa, an artificial intelligence company. Dessa’s engineers are testing out what their technology is capable of.
AI Can Now Fake Real Celebrities
On the whole, the Dessa AI does a good job of copying Rogan’s voice, mannerisms, and appearance.
The AI also chose the topic for the demonstration video, which included a bizarre rant about a chimp hockey team. In detail, the AI watched hundreds of Rogan videos and used the details to create its deep fake video.
So, Dessa’s AI can mimic real people like celebrities, politicians, and newscasters. Consequently, AI can conceivably now create both fake news and fake newscasters.
Therefore, AI can put fake news into the mouths of real people and create videos to spread fake news online. For example, an AI version of Fox News’ Chris Wallace could “report” a fake news story as fact.
How AI Can Spread Disinformation And Chaos
There are many ways that such AI “deep fakes” could spread disinformation, propaganda, lies, and chaos.
Frighteningly, an AI fake of President Trump could issue a phony emergency declaration millions of people could believe. Conversely, AI could generate a fake interview of the president by a real newscaster like NBC’s Lester Holt.
The AI Trump could damage the President’s reputation by insulting Christians or Republican voters. Likewise, an AI US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) could insult African Americans with racial slurs or falsely confess to Communist Party membership.