How AI is manipulating media: benefits, threats & truth-seeking in AI
AI is already part of the media landscape, often making it hard to figure out if words, sounds or images are authentic. Artificial Intelligence can manipulate information, but the technology also has benefits to help in communications.
Syracuse University Newhouse School research professor Jason Davis and Professor R-C Concepcion, who teaches multi-media storytelling, discuss how AI can be a helpful tool, as well as how it can be a threat. They're researching how to find out the authenticity and perhaps even the intent of manipulated media.
Davis and Concepcion further suggest we've been consuming AI for years — in computer-generated movie scenes, in air-brushed advertising images, etc. — and what's needed is more education to develop a discerning audience.