“Experts compare the moment to the early days of social media, a technology offering tantalizing new tools for politics — and unforeseen threats.”– Jack Nicas and Lucia Cholakian Herrera
The New York Times reports how the Argentine election is a proving ground for AI tools applied in electioneering. Both leading candidates have deployed AI-generated election materials.
For example, AI-generated videos portray leading politicians as figures from iconic movies ranging from Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones to A Clockwork Orange and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
The Times says campaigns disclose using AI technology for the political imagery, so “it is unlikely it would deceive even the most credulous voters.” The significance is the speed at which viral impressions can be deployed.
Is Argentina the First A.I. Election? | THE NEW YORK TIMES | November 15, 2023 | by Jack Nicas and Lucia Cholakian Herrera