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The Morning After: AI-generated political ads are here

Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that he’s running for re-election, the Republican National Committee (RNC) was primed with a new attack ad. However, new for 2023, the ad uses AI-generated imagery to create almost-realistic visions of what might happen. This includes hypothetical domestic and international incidents the RNC suggests might happen if Biden wins again: “This morning, an emboldened China invades Taiwan,” a fake news announcer says.

The RNC told Axios it was the first time it had used a video made entirely with AI. The ad features a faint disclaimer in the top-left corner noting the ad was “built entirely with AI imagery.” Given I thought the Pope in a puffer jacket was real, this is, unfortunately, probably just the start.

– Mat Smith

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Author of this Amazing Article – Mat Smith