Is AI a Threat to Journalism?
Have you viewed an online news report, believed it, only to learn later that it was a fake? Advancements in artificial intelligence are now making that possible. Like an image showing a fictitious skirmish with former U.S. President Donald Trump and New York City police officers before he was first arraigned in a state court last month. The AI-generated image was widely circulated during Trump's arraignment. As the world marks World Press Freedom Day on May 3, we ask if AI is becoming an existential threat to journalists and journalism. Media analysts say emerging technology spaces are very likely to put the credibility of quality journalism to the test. VOA's Ignatius Annor reports for Straight Talk Africa.