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Politicians now blame ‘AI’ for alarming photos, videos, audio

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AI-generated content is increasingly causing confusion and misinformation in the political landscape.

Politicians are dismissing incriminating evidence as AI-generated fakes, while AI deepfakes are being used for spreading misinformation and voter suppression.

Trump wrote, “The perverts and losers at the failed and once disbanded Lincoln Project, and others, are using A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) in their Fake television commercials in order to make me look as bad and pathetic as Crooked Joe Biden, not an easy thing to do.”

“FoxNews shouldn’t run these ads,” he declared.

Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, said, “When you actually do catch a police officer or politician saying something awful, they have plausible deniability” in the age of AI.

Libby Lange, an analyst at the misinformation tracking organization Graphika, said, AI “destabilizes the concept of truth itself.”

“If everything could be fake, and if everyone’s claiming everything is fake or manipulated in some way, there’s really no sense of ground truth. Politically motivated actors, especially, can take whatever interpretation they choose,” she continued.

The use of AI in political campaigns is raising concerns about the destabilization of truth, with politicians using AI as a scapegoat to fend off allegations.

The rise of AI deepfakes is also impacting social media, with challenges in identifying and moderating AI-generated content.

Trump warned, “This is A.I., and it is very dangerous for our Country!”

Tech and social media companies say they are looking into creating systems to automatically check and moderate AI-generated content purporting to be real, but have yet to do so. Meanwhile, only experts possess the tech and expertise to analyze a piece of media and determine whether it’s real or fake.

That leaves too few people capable of truth-squadding content that can now be generated with easy-to-use AI tools available to almost anyone.

“You don’t have to be a computer scientist. You don’t have to be able to code,” Farid said. “There’s no barrier to entry anymore.”

Aviv Ovadya, an expert on AI’s impact on democracy, said, “As long as the incentives continue to be engagement-driven sensationalism, and really conflict, those are the kinds of content — whether deepfake or not — that’s going to be surfaced.”

Experts emphasize the need for tech companies to take action to prevent the spread of misleading information and regulate the use of AI in creating deceptive content.

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