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  • Yvonne McDermott Rees

New Scientist Article on How AI Video Generators Can Transform Media Online

With advances in technology, high-quality videos can potentially be produced using artificial intelligence algorithms such as Meta's Make-A-Video and Google's Imagen Video. In this article published in November 2022, Alex Wilkins discusses the concerns that people might have about the implications of these video generators, ranging from questions about bias and prejudice to their perception of information.

Stills from a video created by Meta's Make-A-Video AI (taken from the article)

"In a world where misinformation is already rampant, there are fears that AI-manufactured video could make it harder to tell what is real," writes Wilkins. For this article, he interviewed Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees and Dr Alice Liefgreen from the TRUE project about how media shared online often reflects an individual's pre-existing ideological or political beliefs – and how that might drive misinformation.

The full article can be found here.



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