For Fact’s Sake podcast: Will ChatGPT make it easier to spread lies online? 5

For Fact’s Sake podcast: Will ChatGPT make it easier to spread lies online?

ChatGPT is the incredible AI chatbot that’s taken the internet by storm, and led many of us to wonder if our jobs will soon be obsolete.

But could it result in realistic looking misinformation being spread?

Analysts at misinformation monitoring group NewsGuard tested the chatbot with some false narrative prompts, and received some scary results.

We spoke Lorenzo Arvanitis from NewsGuard about the bot’s potential for being used to spread misinformation, and how AI could affect our ability to tell good information from bad.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Ali and Paul discuss a false claim about Brexit and the Covid-19 vaccine, and in Paul’s Curiosity Corner we look at a viral claim about people identifying as cats in Aberdeenshire.

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