In a continuation of the impact of deliberate mis information spread on the web and poisoning of the AI models, I would like to reproduce here an article which I had written some time back.
This article also refers to another article of 2000 where I had discussed the Dalistan.org issue.
The thoughts represented in these articles become more relevant today since AI can itself be used to generate blog posts and flood the web with articles with a bias which will further be accentuated by the search engines picking up the blog posts. The posts can be created in such a manner with SEO optimization that the search engine pick up is better than sites like naavi.org and hence the fake narrative will proliferate.
This will be like the Time Capsule that Mrs Indira Gandhi wanted to bury to influence the future civilization. What is being created on the web is like a “Time Capsule” and in due course the Indian history will be re-told by this time capsule.
The problem of Fake news which we encountered in Twitter and tried to mitigate through the Digital Media Ethics code will be nothing to the future where AI algorithm based search engines will be poisoned.
We need to think of a way to resolve this issue.