AI could sway US’ 2024 elections — but not like you think

Game-changing tool: AI will change the election landscape, not only in the US but also around the world. — Getty Images/TNS

ARTIFICIAL intelligence could transform politics as profoundly as television or radio, providing the early masters of the nascent technology a sizeable – and perhaps decisive – advantage in the upcoming elections.

But even as campaign professionals embrace AI, they worry that the newfound ability to quickly and cheaply generate convincingly deceptive audio and video has troubling implications for a political system already beset by misinformation. How can voters hold politicians accountable for their failings if they believe those failings are fake? How will campaign professionals respond when their candidates are smeared with fabricated “recordings”?

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