BMJ: Generative artificial intelligence and medical disinformation

26 March, 2024

Generative artificial intelligence and medical disinformation | The BMJ

"In their study, Menz and colleagues focused on the potential of generative AI’s large language models (LLMs) technology to produce high quality, persuasive disinformation that can have a profound and dangerous impact on health decisions among a targeted audience. The authors reviewed the capabilities of the most prominent LLMs/generative AI applications to generate disinformation. They described techniques that enable the creation of highly realistic yet false and misleading content with the potential to circumvent the apps’ built-in safeguards (using fictionalisation, role playing, and characterisation techniques)."


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