AI-generated Pentagon explosion sparks fear online

by ian

Artificial Intelligence is once again causing a stir, this time causing chaos on Wall Street after an AI generated image caused investors to panic.

A fake image of an explosion near the Pentagon building began trending on social media yesterday. The image was initially posted on a Russian state sponsored media account.

As false reports of an explosion near the Pentagon began trending, investors panicked. This led to over five hundred billion dollars worth of sales in only minutes.

Fortunately, the story was quickly disproven. The markets rebounded after it was discovered that the image was fake.

This comes only a week after the CEO of OpenAI Sam Altman testified before Congress recommending greater regulation on artificial intelligence.