AI and politics – level 2

19-03-2024 07:00

Politicians like US President Joe Biden and London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently became victims of deepfake technology. This technology uses AI to produce fake images and recordings.

New York Mayor Eric Adams has also used deepfake technology for calls in multiple languages. However some people worry, and they say that such actions set a precedent for similar things happening in the future. The use of deepfakes is increasing globally. Politicians use deepfakes for many purposes, which leads to people trusting media and politicians less and less.

As elections are coming closer, being able to tell between reality and fiction is becoming more important.

Difficult words: victim (a person who is harmed), multiple (having more than one and usually several of something), fiction (a book, story, or another work which does not describe real people or facts).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

"What are some concerns regarding the increasing use of deepfake technology by politicians and how does it affect society's trust in the media and politicians during election season?"


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