CSET Research Fellow Josh Goldstein was featured in a radio segment by KCBS Radio. The discussion revolves around the rapid rise of AI, raising concerns about its potential impact on the 2024 election, as AI-generated ads are already entering the mix.
Reflecting on the 2016 election, Goldstein commented, “We saw foreign influence operations primarily from Russia pretending to be American and spreading propaganda— imitating American voices, but trying to skew conversations and make it more polarized.” He added that this time around, AI will play a larger role, stating, “Language Models, a form of AI that can generate original text, could be useful for propaganda.”
Goldstein also references his report in collaboration with OpenAI and Stanford Internet Observatory. The report delves into how language models could be misused for influence operations in the future and provides a framework for assessing potential mitigation strategies.
Language Models, a form of AI that can generate original text, could be useful for propaganda.Josh Goldstein, CSET Research Fellow
Listen to the segment by KCBS Radio.