Politics

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AI for President
Politics

AI for President

A deepfake of South Korea’s new president helped propel him into office.What’s new: Yoon Suk-yeol, who won the country’s March 9 election, campaigned using videos that featured an AI-generated likeness of himself
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Clues to the Secret Identity of Q
Politics

Clues to the Secret Identity of Q

Machine learning algorithms may have unmasked the authors behind a sprawling conspiracy theory that has had a wide-ranging impact on U.S. politics.What’s new: Two research teams analyzed social media posts to identify Q, the
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Politics

Predicting Regime Change: CoupCast Attempts to Predict Regime Change

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are working with a system called CoupCast to estimate the likelihood that an individual country will undergo a coup d’état.
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Illustration showing a kid being followed during Trick-or-treating
Politics

Democracies Embrace Surveillance: AI Increasingly Spies on Citizens of Western Democracies

What if AI-enabled monitoring isn’t just for dictators and despots?The fear: Under the pretext of maintaining law and order, even countries founded on a commitment to individual rights allow police to take advantage of smart-city infrastructure and smart-home devices.
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Person choosing answers from a poll
Politics

AI Versus Voters

Major polling organizations took a drubbing in the press after they failed to predict the outcome in last week’s U.S. elections. At least one AI-powered model fared much better.
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Method overview of model that makes a person on video appear to speak words from a separate audio recording
Politics

Guest Speaker

Deepfake videos in which one person appears to speak another’s words have appeared in entertainment, advertising, and politics. New research ups the ante for an application that enables new forms of both creative expression and
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Politics

. . . And I Approve of This Deepfake

Deepfake tech reared its digitally altered head in Indian politics, but with a twist: Altered images of a politician were produced by his own campaign.
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Illustration of a bat hanging from a branch in front of a building
Politics

No Escape From Surveillance

What does freedom mean when computers know your face and track your movements? Artificial intelligence will boost the power of surveillance, effectively making privacy obsolete and opening the door to a wide range of abuses.
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