Pulling the plug on AI at Elgin Courier Posted in: News These days, it’s getting harder to tell what’s real and what’s not, both in words and images.Thanks to technological advances coming so fast it makes one’s head spin, software programs can now convincingly duplicate voices, falsely enhance or create totally realistic-looking landscapes that never existed with people who were never there, and even show “live” images of actors, politicians and others speaking or moving that are completely fabricated but are very hard to detect as deceptions.These are called deep fakes. As the name implies, they are misleading, disingenuous and dangerous.However, the misdirection doesn’t stop there. Thanks to generative artificial intelligence,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!