News: According to a new study, AI-generated misinformation may be more persuasive than human-written misinformation. It found that people were 3% less likely to spot AI-generated false tweets than real-life examples gathered from Twitter.
Why so? Researchers aren’t exactly sure. But the way GPT-3 organizes information may have something to do with that, as AI-generated text tends to be more structured and condensed than how humans write.
Why is it important: AI models can produce seemingly convincing inaccurate text that can be used to quickly and cheaply generate false narratives for conspiracy theorists and disinformation campaigns. false news. In theory, this could spread farther and faster than human-driven online disinformation networks. Read full story.
Lab-grown meat just hit a major milestone. Here’s what’s next.
It’s easy to avoid meat these days if you want to. Alternatives like plant-based meat are becoming more popular—you can even buy Impossible burgers at Burger King right now. And we may soon have new options, such as products made from lab-grown animal cells.
Just last week, the US Department of Agriculture gave the green light to two companies that manufacture and sell chicken products raised in the United States. This is an important time for the industry—even if there are many milestones ahead. Casey Crownhart, our climate correspondent, examines the growing world of lab-grown meat. Read full story.
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