Move over deepfakes. Multi-agent artificial intelligence is poised to manipulate your mind.
- While multi-agent artificial intelligence was first used in the sixties, advances in technology have made it extremely sophisticated.
- Everything from online trading to disaster response training can be accomplished with MAAI.
- The dark side of MAAI is the potential manipulation of voters and other insidious applications.
Cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker reminds us that innuendo and euphemism yield better quid pro quo results than an "or else" ultimatum.
- Lawmakers and pundits disagree over whether President Trump proposed a quid pro quo arrangement with Ukrainian President Zelensky.
- In a recent op-ed, Steven Pinker reminds us that even simple requests often beat around the euphemistic bush.
- But accepting the common sense reading is only the beginning of its legal analysis.
As it turns out, hacking an election isn't as hard as you'd think.
- A group of hackers has demonstrated that many common voting machines are easily compromised.
- The group presented their findings to Congress, where election security is increasingly a serious concern.
- The question of how secure voting machines are isn't new, but the current political climate gives it new meaning.
Is former Vice President Joe Biden's "return to normalcy" approach too moderate for Democratic voters?
- For the first time, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has overtaken former Vice President Joe Biden as the frontrunner of the Democratic presidential candidates.
- The lead is modest and there's always a margin of error in polling data.
- Warren and Biden represent two competing strategies among Democrats: revolution and restoration, respectively.
Repeating lies makes people believe they are true, show studies.
- Two recent studies looked at the illusory truth effect.
- The effect describes our propensity to start believing untrue statements if they are repeated.
- The phenomenon is a universal bias linked to cognitive fluency but can be counterbalanced.