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Biden’s AI-Generated Call Encourages Democrats To Stay At Home

A robocall including a phony recording of Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States, is making the rounds in New Hampshire as voters get ready to cast their ballots in the state’s historic primary on Tuesday.

“You must save your vote for the November election, voting this Tuesday only enables the Republicans in their quest to elect Donald Trump again,” according to the call. President Biden did not record the call, according to the White House, which said Monday that the event exemplifies the difficulties posed by new technology, particularly in the run-up to the November election.

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“The dangers of deep fakes have been acknowledged by the president. Karine Jean-Pierre, press secretary for the White House, warned reporters in Washington that new technology might make fake news and misleading visuals much worse.

Attorney General John Formella of New Hampshire has declared an investigation into what he described as an “unlawful attempt to disrupt the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election and to suppress New Hampshire voters.”

A group trying to get people to write in Joe Biden’s name on ballots sent Reuters the recording of the call. According to Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the campaign manager for Joe Biden, the call was “disinformation” and an attempt to stop voting. Although the results do not affect the Democratic Party’s nomination race, support for Biden’s write-in campaign will be keenly monitored in light of the president’s bad polling.

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Because the National Democratic Party ended New Hampshire’s historical position and angered several Democrats there, Biden’s name is not on Tuesday’s ballot. Instead, South Carolina is the first legitimate primary. The recording features Biden’s “voice” uttering a famous remark of his: “What a bunch of malarkey.”

A former chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and commissioner of the state’s ballot legislation, Kathy Sullivan’s mobile phone number was among the numbers called. Sullivan demanded a probe after labeling the robocall as an effort to meddle in the race. The extent to which the audio call was disseminated remained unclear. According to her statement, the news was brought to Sullivan’s attention on Sunday night.

 

“Multiple people have described receiving a phony voice message created through AI that mimics the voice of President Biden, in an attempt to suppress their participation in the upcoming New Hampshire primary,” according to her. Without her knowledge or consent, the call allegedly returned to her cell phone number.

The rapid development of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in recent months has sparked both optimism about the technology’s future and dread that it may render some occupations obsolete, disrupt political processes, and eventually surpass humans in intelligence. AI is capable of producing text, images, and videos in reaction to free-form instructions.

The Trump team claimed that it was “absolutely not” associated with the robocall. A spokesman for Minnesota congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips denied any involvement.

On Sunday night, the Phillips campaign learned about the reporter’s call. He stated that It is a shameful and unethical attack on democracy to try to dissuade people from voting. “It is deeply concerning that AI could be used to influence voters.

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