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The fake robocall urged Democratic voters in New Hampshire not to vote in the Jan. 23, 2024, primary election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Fake Biden robocall to New Hampshire voters highlights how easy it is to make deepfakes − and how hard it is to defend against AI-generated disinformation

Deepfake technology is widely available, and a pivotal election year lies ahead. The fake Biden robocall is likely to be just the latest of a series of AI-enhanced disinformation campaigns.
AI has arrived. How will it change society in the year ahead? Pavel_Chag/iStock via Getty Images

AI is here – and everywhere: 3 AI researchers look to the challenges ahead in 2024

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, and the tech industry is racing along to develop ever more powerful AIs. Three scholars look ahead to the next chapter in this technological revolution.
Much commentary has focussed on the political harms of deepfakes, but we’ve heard less about how they are specifically being used to degrade girls and women. (Shutterstock)

Cyberbullying girls with pornographic deepfakes is a form of misogyny

Understanding how deepfakes can be used as a tool for misogyny is an important first step in considering the harms they will likely cause, including through school cyberbullying.
The volatile mix of deepfakes and political campaigns is a good reason to be on guard. Sean Anthony Eddy Creative/E+ via Getty Images

Events that never happened could influence the 2024 presidential election – a cybersecurity researcher explains situation deepfakes

AI can manipulate a real event or invent one from thin air to create a ‘situation deepfake.’ These deepfakes threaten to influence upcoming elections, but you can still protect your vote.

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