Can AI Write Disinformation?
Cutting-edge written content generation systems have shown enormous capability, producing op-eds, stories, and more. These systems’ potential for disinformation has been often theorized and is the cause of significant concern. In “Truth, Lies, and Automation,” CSET considered the degree to which GPT-3—the leading AI text generation system—can write credible content for disinformation campaigns. Now, join the authors of this seminal report to discuss its findings, implications and recommendations. From churning out climate change denial tweets to persuading Americans to change their minds on global issues such as sanctions on China, the authors will discuss what the system can and cannot do—and how we might guard against the potential coming risks of automated disinformation.