In the swirling vortex of the digital age, where the lines between reality and fabrication blur with the ease of a click, the Chinese government has launched its latest salvo in the global battle for influence: the “Global AI Governance Initiative.”- RAND Report
This grand proclamation, draped in the seductive garb of diplomatic language, claims a noble stance against the use of AI in spreading disinformation and meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations. On the surface, it’s a pledge that should soothe the furrowed brows of those fearing the tidal wave of online falsehoods. But here’s the rub, the blue falcon reality beneath the shiny veneer: China is bullshitting everyone. And if you believe that I’ve got a self-storage unit for sale in Hong Kong full of Bitcoin for sale cheap.
Reports, including those from tech giant Microsoft, have peeled back the curtain to reveal a theater of digital warfare already in motion. Chinese actors, not content with the slow burn of traditional propaganda, have embraced generative AI, producing distorted images and AI-generated avatars to disseminate their narrative, their version of the “truth.”
Generative AI, the latest weapon in the arsenal of Chinese propagandists, isn’t just coming — it’s already here as seen with Chat GPT, turbocharging their efforts to mold the global conversation.