Shakespeare, Supermodels, and AI: Does Anybody Know What’s Real Anymore?

Published July 31, 2023

Historian Alan Green says misleading the public has been done for centuries, and his Gaia TV series, Shakespeare Decoded, hopes to clear up one of the biggest myths we've believed

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 31, 2023 / AI is blurring the line between fact and fiction to the point where some worry that soon we won't be able to tell what's real anymore.

As AI text and image generators like ChatGPT and DALL-E become more advanced, they grow increasingly capable of creating realistic fake content. Their output is coherent, persuasive, and nuanced enough to deceive most people. Researchers warn these systems could fuel an "information apocalypse" where discerning truth from fiction becomes impossible.

While AI generators offer creative potential, their unchecked use threatens to distort reality. Many feel safeguards and oversight are needed urgently before this technological prowess outpaces our ability to control it. A future where the line between AI and human creativity blurs completely may arrive faster than we realize. Unless we take steps to govern these systems responsibly and detect artificial creations, preserving truth may become the greatest challenge of the digital age. The stakes could not be higher for the future of knowledge and society.

The risks extend beyond simple misinformation like fake news. Sophisticated AI could impersonate real people for nefarious purposes. Deepfakes - altered images and videos - already threaten to undermine evidence and trust. The ability to automate highly believable false content at scale would present an existential information crisis.

According to Forbes, "It's likely that on any given day you have at least one or more interactions with an AI system and don't realize it or even think that it is a human counterpart."

But is the public really that gullible? Yes, we can be. ABC News says experts warn of a rise in scammers using AI to mimic the voices of loved ones in distress. CBS Evening News corroborated the concern, discussing how AI-generated voices are so real that even family members can be fooled. Cyber security expert Pete Nicoletti told CBS Evening News, "We live in a post-real society. You can't trust the voice, you can't trust the photo, and you can't trust the video anymore."

This month a new social media influencer, Milla Sofia from Finland, gained hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of likes in the past week … despite the fact that she was generated by AI, and she literally does not exist in real life.

But is fooling the public a new prospect limited to AI? No, says Alan Green, a British-born, classically trained pianist, composer, author, educator, and Shakespeare Authorship scholar who hosts Gaia TV's Shakespeare Decoded.

According to Green, "It's particularly synchronistic therefore that in the midst of all the hysteria, hyperbole, excitement, dread and confusion around AI, Shakespeare Decoded features ground-breaking discoveries that reveal that Shakespeare was actually an anonymous author who spent all his wealth supporting the arts and his fellow writers. Uncovering a four centuries-old cover-up, Green spent nineteen years actively researching the Bard, and engaging everyone connected to Shakespeare's famous Stratford church, helping them raise funds and gaining their trust so as to eventually get close enough to the altar stone to secretly radar scan it in hopes of proving his theories correct through scientific proof.

Green is not alone in his belief that Shakespeare never existed; searching "the Shakespeare authorship question" online yields nearly 33 million results in half a second. In addition to well-attended "Anti-Stratfordian" conferences held globally, the Shakespeare authorship question has been covered by news sources from PBS and Time Magazine to Vox and the Scientific American.

But why does it matter which Shakespeare theory is true? "Because," according to Green, "Each year over 400 million literature students are taught the false Stratford narrative about Shakespeare. Approximately 50% of students around the world study Shakespeare, and that is too great a number of people to feed untruths."

Just don't tell Green that Shakespeare is calling him on the phone … no matter how good AI voice cloning has gotten nowadays; he won't believe you.


The mission of The Shakespeare Foundation is to propel a renaissance of great art in the name of true Shakespeare. Founder Alan Green is the only researcher to ever have secured the critical, scientific proof necessary to end the stone-walling of the ‘orthodox' gatekeepers. Their ground-breaking discoveries have produced three books that will become required reading in schools and universities worldwide, assuring a perpetual source of wealth to support creative artists everywhere. For information, visit the website For additional information, visit Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


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