AI presents political peril for 2024 with menace to mislead voters

WASHINGTON — Pc engineers and tech-inclined political scientists have warned for years that low-cost, highly effective synthetic intelligence instruments would quickly enable anybody to create faux pictures, video and audio that was life like sufficient to idiot voters and maybe sway an election.

The artificial pictures that emerged have been typically crude, unconvincing and expensive to provide, particularly when different kinds of misinformation have been so cheap and straightforward to unfold on social media. The menace posed by AI and so-called deepfakes all the time appeared a yr or two away.

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