Kamala Harris Believes AI-Enabled Mis- and Disinformation” Is An “Existential” Threat To Democracy

United States Vice President Kamala Harris recently attacked “AI-enabled mis- and disinformation” and called for protections against “potential harm” during a speech at the American Embassy in London, a day prior to her appearance at the UK’s AI Safety Summit, where she represented the US on this occasion. 

“President Biden and I believe that all leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector have a moral, ethical, and societal duty to make sure that AI is adopted and advanced in a way that protects the public from potential harm and that ensures that everyone is able to enjoy its benefits,” Harris stated.

She added by hinting that “AI-enabled mis- and disinformation” is an existential threat to democracy and urged stakeholders to “consider and address the full spectrum of AI risk” to “make sure that AI is truly safe.”

Harris also mentioned how the Biden regime has been working closely with leading artificial intelligence companies to “establish a minimum baseline of responsible AI practices.” She described these practices as “an initial step toward a safer AI future with more to come” and advocated for new AI legislation.

Harris’s comments came a few days following the Biden regime’s decision to issue an executive order on “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence,” which has the aim of granting the federal government more power over AI. The executive order mandates developers of certain AI systems to share data with the government and orders the government to set up standards for AI safety, content authentication, and watermarking.

With the rise of generative AI chatbot ChatGPT, lawmakers have become frightened by the prospect of this technology disrupting societies worldwide. 

It remains to be seen if AI will become a net positive for society in the long-term. One thing is certain though: the federal government needs to stay as far away from this sector as possible.

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