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AI’s Blind Spot: It fails to recognise disinformation it creates

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a blind spot. It fails to recognise disinformation it creates. This means that it has limitations in the fight against disinformation.  Experts have found that AI tools can be tricked when attempting to label machine versus…

Trump Deepfake Video Fuels Antisemitism Despite Being Exposed as Fake

A deepfake video of former President Donald Trump advocating for antisemitism has appeared online, National Security News can reveal. While the signs of manipulation are evident, with some users flagging mismatched lip movements, the video has still managed to fuel…

Educating Against Deepfakes: India’s Disinformation Battle Offers Crucial Lessons for Upcoming Elections

In light of the upcoming UK election, the threat of AI-driven disinformation, like deepfakes, is a growing concern. The UK’s Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy emphasised the urgency, stating “It is more important than ever that the UK…

Double-Edged Sword: Emerging AI Technologies and the National Security Landscape 

A recent panel discussion explored the complex relationship between emerging technologies and national security, with artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous weapons, and cyber warfare at the centre of the conversation. Leading experts examined the potential benefits and the lurking threats these…

Global Crackdown on Election Deepfakes: Latvia Proposes New Criminal Law, Australia Calls for Stronger Regulations

Latvia could make the use of deepfakes in political campaigns illegal. President Edgars Rinkēvičs has proposed a law that would make the use of deepfake technology to spread false information about political candidates a criminal offense, punishable by up to…

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AI Allies: UK and Canada Sign New AI Safety Partnership

The United Kingdom and Canada have pledged to strengthen collaboration on Artificial Intelligence (AI) safety, building upon their shared commitment to responsible AI development. The announcement, confirmed by UK Technology Minister Michelle Donelan and Canadian Science and Innovation Minister François-Philippe…

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“Inspect” – UK Releases Free AI Safety Testing Platform to Secure the Future

The UK continues to cement its position as a global leader in AI safety with the launch of Inspect, the world’s first state-backed AI safety testing platform made available for free public use. Developed by the UK AI Safety Institute,…

Report Warns: Over 16 Billion Political Robocalls Target Americans as Deepfake Threat Looms Over 2024 Elections 

Americans have already received over 16 billion political robocalls this year, and scammers are poised to plague the 2024 elections with the latest AI deceptions and deepfake tricks, according to a report released by Transaction Network Services (TNS). As the…

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Turing Institute: AI Supercharges Intelligence Analysis, But Mitigating Bias is Key

In a bid to bolster national security decision-making processes, the United Kingdom has embarked on a comprehensive assessment of the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in strategic intelligence analysis. A report authored by the independent Centre for Emerging Technology and…

INDIA: AI Dominates the World’s Biggest Election as Bollywood Deepfakes Target Voters

As India’s general election unfolds, the proliferation of deepfake videos endorsing political parties and candidates has ramped up, particularly with the recent spotlight on manipulated videos featuring Bollywood celebrities. This surge in deepfake manipulation coincides with reports from McAfee, indicating…