Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence threatens democracy

THIS EPISODE OF THE NORTHWEST POLITICAST: Whether it’s fake images or computer-generated voices made to sound like real people, ‘deep fakes’ and artificial intelligence have become a major concern for lawmakers and lawyers. Is it truly free speech if you are using a computer to put words into someone else’s mouth? 

National security is also an issue. We know our adversaries are using AI against us, so some argue that we should be deploying our own versions to fight back. We’ll explore a few scenarios and use some eerily accurate examples of AI media to illustrate the problem.

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PLUS: President Biden’s approval rating has hit a new low, and that’s not even the worst of it for the White House.

AND: The latest on Title 42 and the situation at the southern border.

Guests include former Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Alex Gounares; legal analyst Royal Oakes; and Scott Clement, poling director for the Washington Post.

The Northwest Politicast with Jeff Pohjola: From this Washington to that one, Jeff Pohjola will explore the issues and politics of the week. Frequent guests and top analysts break down the news to get to the heart of what matters most.

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