[URC] Artificial Intelligence as a Disinformation Engine
From Dylan Wheeler on April 21st, 2020
Dylan believes that, if we are not careful, we could enter a post-truth future, where the truth about issues becomes overshadowed by emotionally-charged headlines and discourse. With little ways to determine which images and videos have been synthesized, the most sensationalist news will attract the most attention. In his paper, he outlines the problems we are facing, researches the algorithms that make them possible, and offers recommendations for how our society can overcome the challenges ahead.
Dylan is extending his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship through his senior thesis in philosophy, where he is digging deeper into the epistemological issues of trusting the media in our modern world.