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AI and Democracy Hackathon: Demonstrating the Risks
AI and Democracy Hackathon: Demonstrating the Risks
May 6, 2024
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Jekyll and HAIde: The Better an LLM is at Identifying Misinformation, the More Effective it is at Worsening It.

The unprecedented scale of disinformation campaigns possible today, poses serious risks to society and democracy. It turns out however, that equipping LLMs to precisely identify misinformation in digital content (presumably with the intention of countering it), provides them with an increased level of sophistication which could be easily leveraged by malicious actors to amplify that misinformation. This study looks into this unexpected phenomenon, discusses the associated risks, and outlines approaches to mitigate them.

Mayowa Osibodu
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