Slate: Language-Generating A.I. Is a Free Speech Nightmare

Slate: Language-Generating A.I. Is a Free Speech Nightmare. “In addition to targeted harassment, those looking to control public debate use a technique called ‘flooding’ to drown out speech they object to and distort the information environment. Flooding involves producing a significant amount of content to distract, confuse, and discredit. Take the creation and dissemination of ‘fake news’ in the United States: People both abroad and at home churn out stories that combine fact and fiction, undermining mainstream news organizations while distracting and confusing the public. By automating much of the writing process, sophisticated language models such as GPT-3 could significantly increase the effectiveness of flooding operations.”

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