This AI Will Craft Tweets That You’ll Never Know Are Spam

This AI Will Craft Tweets That You’ll Never Know Are Spam Machine-learning software could be used as effective cybercriminal sidekicks. Last month, some people tweeting about cats became unwitting subjects in an experiment that could presage a worrying new kind of online attack. Industry researchers trained machine-learning software to write tweets like a human to reply to some people using the hashtag #cats, in a demonstration of how advances in software that understands language could be used to trick people online. Roughly a third of people targeted by the software clicked on a benign link sent along by the software to test how convincing it was. That’s much higher than the 5 to 10 percent success rate typical for automated “phishing” messages aimed at tricking people into clicking links to…


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