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New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | THE GUARDIAN

OpenAI says it’s withholding some of the science behind its text-generating AI model GPT-2. THE GUARDIAN reports the company is…

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This is how AI bias really happens—and why it’s so hard to fix | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘Bias can creep in at many stages of the deep-learning process, and the standard practices in computer science aren’t designed…

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What kind of news gatekeepers do we want machines to be? Filter bubbles, fragmentation, and the normative dimensions of algorithmic recommendations | Nechushtai & Lewis

Efrat Nechushtai and Seth Lewis burst filter bubbles in this paper about choices made by news algorithms. They researched automated…

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WaPo Editorial: A reason to despair about the digital future – Deepfakes | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘The ability to use machine learning to simulate an individual saying or doing almost anything poses personal and political risks…

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How to recognize fake AI-generated images | MEDIUM

‘Here are some things you can look for when trying to recognize an image produced by a GAN.’ MEDIUM provides…

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Trust highest in Sweden and Germany, lowest in Hungary and U.K. | 9 country study

Researchers at Cambridge University teamed with YouGov to understand attitudes about trust in media. The study was conducted in summer…

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How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes | NEIMANLABS

“Raising awareness in the newsroom about the latest technology is critical,” said Christine Glancey, a deputy editor on the Ethics &…

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Do People Trust Algorithms More Than Companies Realize? | HBR

‘…it may be not be necessary to invest in emphasizing the human element of a process wholly or partially driven…

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Marcus & Ernest: No, artificial intelligence won’t solve fake news | NEW YORK TIMES

‘Existing A.I. systems that have been built to comprehend news accounts are extremely limited… lacking a robust mechanism for drawing…

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It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video | BLOOMBERG

Runs 2:59 Report by Bloomberg News.

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Joseph Stiglitz: ‘going towards a more divided society’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘Which is the easier way to make a buck: figuring out a better way to exploit somebody, or making a…

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Tom Kent: Fake news is about to get so much more dangerous | THE WASHINGTON POST

‘Society now has to learn that video no longer guarantees reliability. Instead, it could be the biggest lie of all.’…

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Oscar Schwartz: ‘The discourse is unhinged: how the media gets AI alarmingly wrong’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘Social media has allowed self-proclaimed ‘AI influencers’ who do nothing more than paraphrase Elon Musk to cash in on this…

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Mitchell on bias

‘AI risks bias laundering’ – Margaret Mitchell

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What to Watch for in the Coming Wave of “Deep Fake” Videos | GIJN

…“deep fake” videos can be surprisingly convincing, and the software to make them has emerged rapidly’ As algorithms for image…

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Public Trust in Journalism: An Annotated Bibliography | CMT 2018

THE CENTRE FOR MEDIA TRANSITION offers this annotated bibliography about public trust in journalism. More than 70 pages present a…

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Giving Computers a Nose for News: Exploring the limits of story detection and verification | Thurman et al

Using algorithms for story discovery heralds a new phase for social media says Neil Thurman and his co-authors. They look…

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Algorithmic Accountability | Diakopoulos

Nick Diakopoulos examines the power of algorithms. He considers how they function, their influence in society, and suggests approaches to…

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