In Pakistan, members of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Justice Movement) declared victory in the recent parliamentary elections using the voice of their leader, former Prime Minister Imran Khan, produced by a neural network. Khan himself is currently in prison, where he is serving a three-year sentence on corruption charges. newspaper New York Times (TNYT).
“I was completely confident that you would all show up to vote. You justified my faith in you and your huge turnout stunned everyone,” said the politician’s AI twin.
Independent candidates are leading the 2024 parliamentary elections in Pakistan, many of whom have support from the Justice Movement. According to the election commission, independent candidates won 101 of the total 264 seats in parliament. Tehreek-e-Insaf representatives were unable to participate in the elections in person as the country’s Supreme Court barred them from registering as candidates.
According to experts interviewed by the newspaper, the example of using an artificial intelligence version of Imran Khan’s voice suggests that the integration of artificial intelligence into political campaigns will develop and increase over time. This could have negative consequences for society and reduce people’s trust in politicians due to the emergence of deepfakes.
Previously in the European Union supported AI regulatory law to combat deepfakes.
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