Oh joy…

I wonder how ‘well’ this is going to work…

Russia continues to push a steady, relentless stream of disinformation about its war of aggression against Ukraine, to lie about and cover up horrific abuses it’s committed, to try to justify committing others.

In response, the State Department has developed an AI-enabled online Ukraine Content Aggregator to collect verifiable Russian disinformation and then to share that with partners around the world.  We’re promoting independent media and digital literacy.  We’re working with partners in academia to reliably detect fake text generated by Russian chatbots…

As a system that reflects the data on which it’s trained – including the biases embedded in that data – AI can, of course, amplify discrimination and enable abuses.

It also runs the risk of strengthening autocratic governments, including by enabling them to exploit social media even more effectively to manipulate their people and sow division among and within their adversaries.

Full article, HERE from PJ Media.

Soooo…unproven tech is being rolled out to an NGO that is 90% funded by State and they’re going to ‘police’ Russian disinfo… Righhhtttt…

I’ma crawl in a hole and pull it in after me…


Oh joy… — 11 Comments

  1. In order for there to be official disinformation, there must be official information. Promulgated by InfoSec, of course.

    Big Brother is always watching. Always.

  2. You and I know the government will use this AI to watch everything on your phone what sites you search on your computer, and your social media conversations. In essence the role out of Big Brother will be watching everything you say and do. Step out of line and you will disappear if not physically then electronically.

  3. Use of these Large Language Models has resulted in well formed language claiming “facts” that are complete fabrications. This is already polluting research articles and search results, and if we keep on this path, everything we read, everything we see will have to be viewed through the lens of “It’s a lie until absolutely proven and verified to be truthful, by everyone.” That is absolutely exhausting, and we can’t function that way as a society. A society without some trust is a nightmarish dystopia.

    There are already multiple lawsuits (slander/libel) against users and creators of these LLMs for promulgating untruths about people, harming their reputations.

    I can’t help but be reminded of the lessons Frank Herbert conveyed in his Dune series of books, one of which was Humanity’s overthrowing of the thinking machines. These had taken over all of the thinking for humanity as we became lazy and then weakened. Other men then used these machines to enslave everyone. Eventually humanity rose up and over 200 years destroyed all of the thinking machines and forbade the creation of any machine that was made in the likeness of the human mind. Machines were never again permitted to try to replace humans, and humans were once again free to advance and evolve in unexpected ways (open-ended instead of deterministic.)

    This was known as the Butlerian Jihad or The Great Revolt, and if you want to know more, you can watch this 9 minute video: https://is.gd/SNmwUk

    Back in the here and now: We are rushing into this technology too quickly and unwisely, and we would do well to slow down and start asking, “What has gone wrong? What could go wrong?”

    • They Powers-that-Think-they-Be don’t read sci-fi or watch sci-fi. They seem firmly convinced that their desired outcome will be the only one possible (aka the Vera Lynn Theory of Reality – “Wishing will make it so.”)

      Besides, they will always be in total control of the tech, and of the government, so nothing CAN go wrong. [cue ominous music]

      • It’s the reason that the Deep State/the Entitled Ones have attacked sci-fi so hard in the last 30 years. Destroying the Hugo and all the other awards with the leftist takeovers. Destroying the whole traditional selecting/editing/publishing system.

        Because they, the DS/EO, are scared of free exchanges of ideas, of concepts, of freedom of any kind.

  4. Hey Old NFO;

    And you Can totally trust .gov not to abuse this….right….Right?

  5. McC- True dat!

    John- They already ‘disappear’ us electronically, is the physical next, and when???

    Ag- As always, it is appropriate to remember these are computers, so GIGO is the operative word. And ‘we’ aren’t given an input to the programming… just sayin…

    TXRed- True. And they can ‘wish’ all they want to.

    Beans- That they are, but indie and the intarwebz are still hanging on and countering the narrative…for now…

    Bob- Snort…

    • > Garbage In, Garbage Out … “And ‘we’ aren’t given an input to the programming”

      Very good points.

  6. Believe nothing you hear or read and only half of what you see with your own eyes….