As generative language models improve, they open up new possibilities in fields as diverse as health, law, education, and science. But as with any new technology, it’s worth thinking about how they can be misused. Against a backdrop of recurring online influence operations…secret Or misleading efforts to influence the opinions of a target audience – the document calls for:
How might changing language patterns influence operations, and what steps can be taken to mitigate this threat?
Our work brought together different backgrounds and expertise – researchers familiar with the tactics, techniques and procedures of online disinformation campaigns, as well as machine learning experts in the field of generative artificial intelligence – to base our analysis on trends in both areas.
We believe it is essential to analyze the threat of AI-based influence operations and define the measures that can be taken. Before Language models are used to influence large-scale operations. We hope our research will inform policymakers who are new to the areas of AI or misinformation, and stimulate further research into potential mitigation strategies for AI developers, policymakers, and researchers in disinformation.