NLP’s Veiga on CNN: How to detect AI-generated news stories

In a CNN interview, the News Literacy Project offered strategies for determining whether news coverage is AI-generated.

Christina Veiga, NLP’s senior director of media relations, explained how to read laterally – leaving one online source to read what others have to say about a topic or issue – and how to conduct a reverse image search to investigate whether humans or AI are behind the news you consume.

Watch the full report here.

Bloomberg, CNN quote NLP experts on AI-generated news

A San Francisco-based news outlet with coverage spanning several major cities across the country is publishing AI-generated articles attributed to non-existent authors. News literacy experts warn that this use of artificial intelligence could lead to declining trust in news organizations.

“In trying to use a human-sounding name, they’re trying to game the system and taking advantage of people’s trust,” Hannah Covington, NLP’s senior director of education content, said in a recent Bloomberg article

“It’s a kind of flagrantly opaque way to dupe people into thinking that they’re reading actual reporting by an actual journalist who has a concern for being fair, for being accurate, for being transparent,” Peter Adams, NLP’s Senior Vice President of research and design, told CNN.

Read the full Bloomberg article here and the full CNN article here.