TikTok Helps You Spot the AI-Generated Stuff

by Voinea Laurentiu

Ever seen those super realistic or wacky images and videos on social media and wondered if a computer made them? Well, TikTok wants to make that easier to figure out! They're adding a special label to content created using artificial intelligence (AI) tools – even those made by popular companies like Microsoft, Adobe, and OpenAI.

Why All the Labels?

AI can be super helpful for getting creative, but sometimes it can be hard to tell what's real and what's been computer-generated. That can lead to confusion and even misinformation (fake news!). TikTok wants to make things clearer, so you always know how the cool content you're seeing was made.

The Fight Against Fake News

TikTok isn't alone in this. Lots of tech companies are worried about AI being used for creating believable lies and misinformation, especially with big events like elections coming up. Other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are also labeling AI-generated stuff. Even OpenAI, the company behind those cool image generators like Dall-E, adds special markers to its creations.

Do People Want These Labels?

It seems like most folks appreciate the heads-up! Research shows that a lot of people actually want to know when they're looking at AI-generated content.

More To Come

TikTok's not stopping here. They want to expand labeling in the future. Imagine if even pictures and videos you download from TikTok and share elsewhere still carry that handy "made with AI" marker! It's all about keeping things transparent and helping you stay informed.