Congress running low on time to address AI misinformation in elections

Congress is running out of time to pass guardrails for the use of artificial intelligence in the 2024 elections.

With the primary season for the presidential election in full swing and the general election fast approaching, legislation has not advanced, and experts see a possibility that Congress won’t act until after the bulk of the campaigning is done.

The subject received extra attention this week thanks to the news that some New Hampshire voters received a message with a fake recording of President Joe Biden’s voice, generated by artificial intelligence, that encouraged Democrats not to vote.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had said in September that he would push legislation to limit AI-generated misinformation in the coming election as a top priority. However, there have been no signs of such an initiative since.

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