Artificial Intelligence (AI) and fake news seem to be inescapably linked together. On one hand, critics of the newest technologies claim that AI and automation processes have been instrumental in unleashing an apocalypse of blatantly false stories upon the helpless public. On the other hand, some of the best scientific minds on the planet, in their relentless quest for truth, are already developing new AI-powered solutions that can detect deceitful stories. Will they be up to the challenge?
To tell the truth, it is still too early to provide a definite answer since those technologies are currently being developed. But it's easy to understand how large the investments are that they're attracting from some of the largest social media powerhouses and content publishers. Google itself recently announced that the Google News platform is going to implement potent machine learning software to discard misleading material.