Silicon Valley self-regulates for AI misinformation in 2024 elections while government lags

Silicon Valley has moved to regulate the use of artificial intelligence to create misinformation ahead of the 2024 election while the federal government struggles to establish guardrails.

This week, on the same day as the Iowa caucuses, ChatGPT developer OpenAI unveiled tools meant to help combat misinformation and provide accurate voting information to users. The first major election cycle for a lot of artificial intelligence technology has Big Tech companies and election officials equally worried about its abuse, including the use of generative AI to create false images for attacking political opponents or to discourage people from voting.

OpenAI focused its efforts on adopting protocols that will allow users to identify images through “credentials” attached to all images made by DALL-E, its generative image generator. The company partnered with
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