By predicting the fake news scandals surrounding the 2016 US presidential election campaign, tech engineer Aviv Ovadya has become an early Cassandra of Silicon Valley. Yet today, Ovadya believes that your children will look at the post-2016 election fallout with nostalgia. He warns that AI-enhanced technology is steering the world toward a disinformation apocalypse. To learn more about Ovadya’s background and thinking, getAbstract recommends you read Charlie Warzel’s recent post on BuzzFeed News.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why AI will help to make the spread of fake news more potent and effective,
- How people will likely respond to a situation where they can no longer distinguish between real and fake information,
- What might help to avert an “Infocalypse.”
About the Author
Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News.