UN concerned about the role of deepfakes in inciting hatred


Deepfakes created by artificial intelligence threaten the integrity of information and lead to inciting hatred in society. This is stated in the UN report.

According to the organization, artificial intelligence technologies have “unimaginable potential to solve global problems.” However, she is concerned about the risks posed by image and video generators, especially in conflict zones.

The UN noted that the use of hate speech is often a “harbinger of heinous crimes” and mass violence. In the report, the authors referred to the 1948 Convention prohibiting any direct or public incitement that could lead to genocide.

The global organization has highlighted the need for the responsible use of AI.

“All stakeholders must take urgent and immediate action to ensure the safe, secure, responsible, ethical and human rights-compliant use of artificial intelligence and address the impact of recent advances in this area on the spread of disinformation and hate speech,” the UN said.

She also urged digital platform owners to invest in content moderation systems that use both human and artificial intelligence and make content reporting transparent.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed hope that at the forthcoming summit in 2024, the international community will be able to agree on cooperation to solve this problem.

Recall that in January, researchers from OpenAI warned of the growing threat of using language models to spread disinformation.

In turn, American scientists called for countering deepfakes created by “enemy states.”

In the spring, a group of European lawmakers announced plans to develop draft rules to control the development of AI systems.

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