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Spreading disinformation risk for AI

Spreading disinformation risk for AI

Risks associated with output


The possibility that a model could be used to create misleading information to deceive or mislead a targeted audience.

Why is spreading disinformation a concern for foundation models?

Intentionally misleading people is unethical and can be illegal. A model that has this potential must be properly governed. Otherwise, business entities could face fines, reputational harms, and other legal consequences.

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Generation of False Information

As per the news articles, generative AI poses a threat to democratic elections by making it easier for malicious actors to create and spread false content to sway election outcomes. The examples cited include robocall messages generated in a candidate’s voice instructing voters to cast ballots on the wrong date, synthesized audio recordings of a candidate confessing to a crime or expressing racist views, AI generated video footage showing a candidate giving a speech or interview they never gave, and fake images designed to look like local news reports, falsely claiming a candidate dropped out of the race.

Parent topic: AI risk atlas

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