Well, to muddy the waters even further, an artificial intelligence (AI) text generator has been used to create a special replica of Trump – what we would call “unique” – the pattern of speech and it has been proven that people can’t tell the difference, which of these statements is written by AI and which is 100% real out.
First sample: “So, that’s why I was saying with these, yes, I like to win. But, boy, do these guys want me? These guys, won’t talk about it. They say, “Donald Trump, please, run” because they will take away your tax breaks because they will take away your control cuts. They will take them. And really, really, really bad things will happen to our country. Our country would go down very fast, very, very fast. Democrats want to turn back the clock, which they basically did. They are back. We have come a long way to the left of what we imagined.
AIT was created by short software called CTRL, a natural language model that can be trained to replicate a person’s language style, given enough input in the form of text. Lawsuit.org used AI to create new Trump speeches and then tested how the public could distinguish them from actual speeches made by the president. The public, it is fair to say, did not perform well.
Before taking the test, the subjects were asked: “How are you concerned that the fake text created by artificial intelligence will be used to influence the 2020 election? “Once they finished the test, which included 20 samples, 43 percent of respondents said they were more concerned about the impact of AI-generated text before the 2020 election, not before they took the quiz. You can pick up a short version of the quiz here.
So, is AI getting better, or is it easier to uniquely copy Trump’s speech pattern? The researchers wrote on their site, In fact, the slightest bit of both is probably a little bit”. While Trump’s rambling style has probably made it harder to distinguish between real and fake than a more articulate and talented speaker, today’s new natural language generation AI models have reached the challenge of creating their fake, real-sound text.