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Are you ready for the flood of AI-produced content?
It will come in the guise of reputable companies, politicians and influencers. It will come in the form of SEO content for YouTube and TikTok. There will be entire courses taught by AI-generated tutors. There will be viral flashpoints designed to stoke outrage in which every ‘person’ involved is AI. There will be substack newsletters and hot takes and deepfake videos of famous people doing and saying things they didn’t do or say.
Much of it will regurgitate and amplify the biases and misinformation already present in our society.
Here’s some advice from Chat-GPT:
There are several steps that individuals can take to protect themselves from the potential harms of AI-generated content:
- Fact-check information: Before sharing or acting on any information, verify its accuracy by checking multiple sources.
- Be skeptical of content that seems too good to be true: AI-generated content can be highly polished and convincing, so be wary of any information that seems too perfect or unbelievable.
- Promote media literacy: Educate yourself and others about how AI-generated content is created and how to identify it.
- Support organizations that are working to combat misinformation: Support organizations that are working to combat misinformation, such as fact-checking websites and media literacy initiatives.
- Be cautious about personal information sharing: Be mindful of the personal information you share online, as it can be used to create deepfake videos or other AI-generated content that can be used to harm you.
- Keep software and systems updated: Keep your software and systems updated with the latest security patches to protect yourself from AI-based cyber-attacks.
- It’s also important to remember that AI is a tool: It can be used for good and bad, so it’s important to have a regulation and ethical guidelines in place for AI development and usage.
To that I would also add: if you have a job that is part of the content-creation ecosphere, you need to either reskill or learn how to use AI. All those gigging jobs on Fiverr about writing SEO content? Redundant.