Dr Calabretto and Bowler have discussed both advantages and disadvantages of AI applications in our lives.
“One of the most intense and serious ways we can start is by looking at how AI could be used to make chemical and biological weapons,” Bowler said.
As for the advantages, Bowler says that AI can also be used to examine misinformation related to climate change and the environment.
Bowler says that researchers have trained a machine learning model to detect and categorise online climate misinformation.
“They reviewed more than 250,000 documents from 20 conservative think tanks websites and 32 climate change denial blogs…and filled up a two-decade-history of climate misinformation.”
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