Feb 16 Event: AI and the Future of Disinformation

Following the publication of two reports by Katerina Sedova, a research fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University, CSET will hold a virtual event at 4:00 p.m. ET on February 16, 2022 titled, More than Deepfakes: AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns. The talk will feature Sedova, who studies the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, and John Bansemer, Director of the CyberAI Project and Senior Fellow Center for Security and Emerging Technology.

As we featured on the Information Professionals Association blog here, CSET recently published a pair of reports by Sedova outlining a model, RICHDATA, for describing the “disinformation kill chain” and how AI-enabled techniques will enhance and exacerbate various stages in it. Sedova was also recently interviewed by The Grid, where she described how the role of artificial intelligence in disinformation campaigns extends well beyond the much-hyped problem of deepfakes. Sedova highlighted the need to better measure the influence of disinformation campaigns, how to measure the change in society’s overall perception of an issue, and how to leverage technology to challenge and counter AI-generated misinformation. At the very least, Sedova hopes we can better educate the public to spot artificially-generated speech and content aimed at influencing them.

To attend the online event and learn more about Sedova’s recommendations, RSVP here. A recording of the session will be made available on CSET’s website by February 17. Please RSVP to receive a follow-up note with links. Send any questions about the event to cset@georgetown.edu.