AI can generate fake reports to fool the experts

There is growing concern about misinformation spreading in the critical fields of cyber security and medical research

A similar transformer-based model can generate information in the medical domain and potentially fool medical experts. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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If you use such social media platforms as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation. So far, most misinformation - flagged and unflagged - has been aimed at the general public. Imagine the possibility of misinformation - information that is false or misleading - in scientific and technical fields like cyber security, public safety and medicine.

There is growing concern about misinformation spreading in these critical fields as a result of common biases and practices in publishing scientific literature, even in peer-reviewed research papers.

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