Over the past 5 years or so, we have witnessed an exponential growth of what is commonly known as fake news to influence not only political discussions online but every aspect of our lives. Some might say that fake news is a victimless offense but as we have come to experience over the years, there are real-life consequences to the rise in misinformation and disinformation that is circulated on the Internet.
There have been several suggestions on how we can stop fake news. Some have pushed for the use of fact-checking services while others have stated that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence should be used to identify and stop fake news. In this episode, I spoke to Dr. Vukosi Marivate who is a Data Scientist to understand some of the methods being used to identify and attempt to stop the distribution of misinformation and disinformation.
Vukosi also takes some time to explain the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and what they are usually confused with - Automation.