Monday Brief for 24 May 2021

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  1. Last week I joined The Lincoln Network Podcast to discuss, When Big Tech Goes to China. You can watch below.

Truth, Lies, and Automation

What’s New: A new report from the Center for Security and Emerging Technology warns that machine language models are making disinformation more dangerous.

Why This Matters: The authors of the report teamed with OpenAI’s GPT-3 artificial intelligence system to see how well it could generate content for disinformation campaigns. It turns out the AI is pretty good and really, really fast.

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