Now that college is back in session, it is time for me to restart This Week in PR Ethics, a look at the most interesting, important and quirky communication ethics stories of the week. Since I haven’t done one in a while, I get to be elastic when using the term “week” this week.
- AI disinformation is cheaper than ever – I read this article over the weekend and it shows how cheaply and quickly a disinformation initiative can be created.
- Disinformation moves markets – Anyone who is a loyal reader knows of my concern about the industrialization of fraud. This example shows how even a poorly generated AI image can still drop the DJIA almost 100 points.
- Is AI racist? – The answer is “it depends,” but it does bring biases from the data sets from which it learns. This example drives it home when it shows how it changed a persons appearance to make them more “professional”
- More Misadventures with Influencers – This PR Week article highlights the importance of full transparency and the need to avoid x-washing when working with influencers.
- Four approaches to stakeholder capitalism – If you are looking for an interesting ethics discussion that has nothing to do with AI, you should read this great article in HBR that highlights the evolution and four types of stakeholder capitalism.
- The Ethical Implications of Blurred Lines – Cheryll Forsatz - September 18, 2023
- This Week in RPR Ethics (9/14/23) – There is Something Rotten in….AI, Media Relations, and Government Overreach - September 14, 2023
- This Week in PR Ethics (9/7/23): AI Disinformation and the Evolution of Stakeholder Capitalism - September 7, 2023