Episode 6: Preparing for the Infocalypse

Heather and Emily hunker down in the journalistic equivalent of a nuclear bunker with Storyful’s Mandy Jenkins and design technologist Rick Barraza to explore the looming crisis of AI-generated fakery that threatens our understanding of what’s real.

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Reading list

  • “That” Obama Video
  • He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse Technologist Aviv Ovadya, who coined the term infocalypse, on our impending information crisis, “reality apathy,” and “human puppets.”
  • Artificial Intelligence is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality A breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of recent AI research
  • The Verge: Deepfakes Are Disappearing From Parts of the Web, But They’re Not Going Away On the ethics and legality of deepfake pornography
  • What Worries Me About AI Google’s François Chollet on two possible futures for AI

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