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Daily Archives: August 27, 2023

Experts: 90% of Online Content Will Be AI-Generated by 2026

Futurism: “Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet” has been pretty standard advice for quite some time now. And according to a new report from European law enforcement group Europol, we have all the reason in the world to step up that vigilance. “Experts estimate that as much as 90 percent of online content may be synthetically generated by 2026,” the report warned, adding that synthetic media “refers to media generated or manipulated using artificial intelligence.” “In most cases, synthetic media is generated for gaming, to improve services or to improve the quality of life,” the report continued, “but the increase in synthetic media and improved technology has given rise to disinformation possibilities.” As it probably goes without saying: 90 percent is a pretty jarring number. Of course, people have already become accustomed — to a degree — to the presence of bots, and AI-generated text-to-image programs have certainly been making big waves. Still, our default isn’t necessarily to assume that almost everything we come into digital contact with might be, well, fake.

On a daily basis, people trust their own perception to guide them and tell them what is real and what is not,” reads the Europol report. “Auditory and visual recordings of an event are often treated as a truthful account of an event. But what if these media can be generated artificially, adapted to show events that never took place, to misrepresent events, or to distort the truth?”

AI Can’t Read Books. It’s Reviewing Them Anyway

Wired (free to read): “ChatGPT-powered avatars recently gushed over a new book—unconvincingly. But if AI develops actual opinions, authors might be in for a shock…a PR release I received last week. The subject line: “AI book reviewers?” The press release touted “the first book to ever be reviewed by AI avatars.” I’ve written book reviews,… Continue Reading

Who knowingly shares false political information online?

Misinformation Review: Who knowingly shares false political information online? “Some people share misinformation accidentally, but others do so knowingly. To fully understand the spread of misinformation online, it is important to analyze those who purposely share it. Using a 2022 U.S. survey, we found that 14 percent of respondents reported knowingly sharing misinformation, and that… Continue Reading

ChemExpo Knowledgebase: A New Way to Explore Chemical Use Information

“There are tens of thousands of chemicals registered for use in commercial, industrial, and consumer products in the US. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is required to assess, manage, and evaluate the safety of existing chemicals, including their exposure potential. A wide variety of exposure-relevant data are necessary to support these chemical… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 26, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 26, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

NASA’s High-Resolution Air Quality Control Instrument Launches

“A NASA instrument to provide unprecedented resolution of monitoring major air pollutants – down to four square miles – lifted off on its way to geostationary orbit at 12:30 a.m. EDT Friday. The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument will improve life on Earth by revolutionizing the way scientists observe air quality from space.… Continue Reading

FDA Drug Shortages

Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA Report a Drug Shortage | Contact Us | FAQ | Background Info | Get Email Alerts | Download Current Drug Shortages Search by Generic Name or Active Ingredient: Enter at least three characters A drug receives Resolved status when the Drug Shortages Staff (DSS) determines… Continue Reading

“Chat with any PDF document. Explore a variety of use cases to chat with PDF documents using the best ChatPDF app. How does it work? Getting started is easy! Simply sign up, upload a document, and start chatting with it. You can ask questions and chat with your documents using natural language. The underlying AI… Continue Reading

Subjects: AI