04 Jul

Talk by Francesco Pierri from Politecnico di Milano


11:00 - 12:00 Uhr

4. Juli 2024


Seminar Room 211, 2/F Ludwigstr. 28 (Front Building) 80539 Munich

Title: Large Language Models in the Age of Misinformation

Abstract: The rise of novel generative AI has sparked widespread excitement and significant concerns worldwide. These technologies, such as OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Midjourney, have demonstrated unprecedented capabilities in generating human-like text and realistic pictures and videos. In this talk, we overview the potential detrimental effects of generative AI when employed to create sophisticated disinformation campaigns, spread misinformation as well as deliver targeted attacks to individuals and organizations.

About the Speaker: Francesco Pierri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, working in the Data Science group. His research focuses on data-driven computer science and network science approaches to study large-scale phenomena in online social networks and media. In the past he has been Visiting Scholar at the Information Sciences Institute (University of Southern California) and the Observatory on Social Media (Indiana University Bloomington). He is now working on understanding the detrimental impact of generative AI in online information environments.