Fake news has become a big issue for tech companies with large audiences, this new tech just goes to show how easy it is to spread false stories that seem authentic, even on TV!
Google has been dealing with this issue for years. In 2016, they took down more than 1.7 billion ads that violated its policies — more than double from a year ago. Having said that, it's still just a drop in the ocean. Both Facebook & Google need to do a lot more and take responsibility for the content on their platforms. Let's not even get started with Twitter. *sigh*
As technology plays a more integral role in our lives, we need to seriously assess the ethical & security aspects of the very tech we get fascinated by. Experts have already called for the need for an AI Watchdog to ensure algorithms don't make bad decisions that have serious impacts on people’s lives. Hopefully that watchdog will also ban startups that claim A.I. as their only differentiation! #WishfulThinking