17 Sep 2020

Facebook's Zhang memo, AI's fake election news

From Nine To Noon, 11:15 am on 17 September 2020

Technology commentator Mark Pesce joins Kathryn to talk about the memo released by former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang that blows the whistle on the extent to which the tech giant ignored global political manipulation.

A powerful new AI system known as GPT-3, which is able to generate surprisingly real text - but what does that mean for the integrity of news?

There's a warning Russian state hackers are targeting the Trump and Biden election campaigns and there's frustration for those trying to capture the colour of the wild-fire affected skies in affected states - their smartphones just aren't programmed to do it.

Human's hands with tech theme double exposure icons. Concept of big data.

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