Updated: Jun 10
Shortly after Joe Biden announced his bid for re-election, the Republican National Committee released an ad that was completely generated using Artificial Intelligence. Not only were the images fake, the dystopian scenes in the ad stoked viewer's fears about what would happen under another Biden term.
This is only the beginning. Throughout the multiple campaigns leading up to the 2024 election, we’ll be seeing fictitious people in front of fabricated backgrounds, saying and doing phony things - all designed to stir up anger and resentment. Both sides will be jumping into this cesspool of fraudulence in an effort to get the upper hand.
But last week more than 1,000 tech leaders called for a pause on the development of the most powerful forms of artificial intelligence citing, “profound risks to society.”
Stanley Kubrick was prescient in his 1968 epic film, “2001: A Space Odyssey”. When Astronaut David Bowman tried to re-enter his spacecraft after a mission outside, he asked Hal, the AI computer that operated the controls, to open the door. After having killed the rest of the crew, Hal replied, “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”