The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its 19th Global Risks Report, identifying artificial intelligence (AI) as a novel global threat. The report explores the varied impacts of AI, outlining both its positive contributions, such as productivity benefits and breakthroughs in healthcare and education, and its potential adverse outcomes. The WEF emphasizes concerns about the rapid rise of AI-generated content, making it challenging to distinguish between reality and falsehood, leading to the spread of misinformation and disinformation. The report also addresses AI’s influence on the global job market, anticipating substantial disruptions and economic instability. The WEF calls for increased public awareness, education, and regulation to address these risks. (Source: Cointelegraph)