Fake news, real market drop
For a few minutes on Monday, an ominous image of black smoke billowing from what appeared to be a government building near the Pentagon set off investor fears, sending stocks tumbling.
Experts quickly dismissed the picture as a fake, most likely cobbled together with artificial intelligence, and markets swiftly recovered. But it illustrated one of the big fears behind the government’s zeal to regulate A.I.: that the technology could be used to stoke panic and sow disinformation, with potentially disastrous consequences.
It may have been the first time an A.I.-generated image moved markets, according to Bloomberg.
But I do think that real Russians keep falling out of windows...
Meanwhile in BREAKING NEWS...
Elvis was seen walking out of a Michael Jackson concert later Monday evening.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 23 May 2023 - 01:58 PM.