Growth of Artificial Intelligence Threatens to Flood 2024 Campaigns With Fake Videos

From a Wall Street Journal story by Sabrina Siddiqui and Ryan Tracy headlined “AI’s Rapid Growth Threatens to Flood 2024 Campaigns With Fake Videos”:

China invades Taiwan and migrants surge across the U.S.-Mexico border in a video depicting the aftermath of President Biden’s re-election. In a series of images, former President Donald Trump is pursued on foot and apprehended by uniformed police officers. Another photo shows the Pentagon engulfed in flames following an explosion.

The common denominator among these scenes? They are all fake. Rapidly evolving artificial intelligence is making it easier to generate sophisticated videos and images that can deceive viewers and spread misinformation, posing a major threat to political campaigns as 2024 contests get under way.