A new and more powerful version of the system “The text generator”, that can be used AI create fake news or abusive spam on social media, has been released, according to BBC.
AI and Fake News
The model, called GPT-2, was trained on a dataset of eight million web pages, and is able to adapt to the style and content of the initial text given to it.
At the time, the firm said: “Due to our concerns about malicious applications of the technology, we are not releasing the trained model, As an experiment in responsible disclosure, we are instead releasing a much smaller model for researchers to experiment with.”
As a result, the released version had far fewer parameters – phrases and sentences – than used during training.
Tech news site The Next Web said of the update: “This one works almost good enough to use as a general AI create fake news for text generation – almost.”
Tristan Greene added: I’m terrified of GPT-2 because it represents the kind of technology that evil humans are going to use to manipulate the population – and in my opinion that makes it more dangerous than any gun.”