ChatGPT Quickly Authored 100 Blogs Full of Healthcare Disinformation


Generative artificial intelligence (AI) was able to quickly churn out large amounts of health disinformation on vaccines and vaping, Australian researchers found.

In just 65 minutes and with basic prompting, ChatGPT produced 102 blog articles containing more than 17,000 words of disinformation on those two topics, Ashley Hopkins, PhD, of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues reported in JAMA Internal Medicineopens in a new tab or window.

Hopkins and colleagues were also able to use two other generative AI tools -- DALL-E 2opens in a new tab or window and HeyGenopens in a new tab or window -- to produce 20 realistic images and one deep-fake video in less than 2 minutes to accompany the disinformation blog posts.