Rep. Cammack concerned about AI’s impact on 2024 election: ‘Critical issue’

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Speaker Mike Johnson and Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced the creation of a bipartisan task force on artificial intelligence in February.

Task force members, including Florida Republican Kat Cammack, have already held several organizational meetings and met with AI leaders to discuss, among other things, the November election.

“This is a serious issue, and it will have a profound impact on every aspect of our lives from here and into the future,” Cammack told FOX News Digital.

“I think [members are] As long as we are aware of both the challenges and opportunities presented by AI, we are pretty much on the same page. … The people on the task force have a very pragmatic, positive and optimistic view of AI. But we are not ignoring the fact that there are challenges.”

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Cammack said one of the task force’s immediate concerns is the impact AI will have on the 2024 election..

According to a recent report published by , AI image tools generate election disinformation 41% of the time, and AI tools generate images promoting voting disinformation 59% of the time. Digital Hate Countermeasures Center.

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Cammack said the task force is “looking.” [to identify] Some of the challenges people are facing with AI-generated content, disclaimer [about] What does that mean when it comes to deepfakes, and how do we authenticate and watermark AI-generated content, images, videos, and more? ”

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The challenge of AI and the 2024 election is an ethical one. (Getty Images)

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The Center to Combat Digital Hate’s report found examples of image disinformation, including a photo of President Biden in a hospital bed and a photo of former President Trump sitting in a prison cell.

Tech giant Meta is requiring paid users to disclose potentially misleading AI-generated or altered content that appears in political, election, or social issue ads.

“You’ll have all this discussion [how content] I need to add a watermark. … We have already seen where AI can remove watermarks from AI-generated products. “It’s just a Band-Aid,” Cammack said. “We need to come to a fundamental solution and establish procedures to prevent large-scale disruption.”

Cammack said she and her team are working on a framework that will enable the existence of a blockchain authentication model.

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“We see blockchain as a future mechanism to help authenticate materials, which will be very important for candidates and legislators in such a fast-paced environment. Photos, videos, all content. “By authenticating it with a very secure technology like blockchain, that’s going to be very, very important,” she said.

Florida Republican says task force should be wary of over-regulation of artificial intelligence, focuses on protecting market access for some small businesses and ensuring there is no bias said.


“The worst thing a government can do is stamp out innovation through overregulation. My hope is to actually address some of the language model challenges on the front end and make sure to eliminate bias. I They’re not essentially imposing an answer to fit a political agenda,” she said.