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OpenAI Sets Rules To Combat Election Misinformation. It’s Been Tried Before

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As fears grow about the disruption artificial intelligence could cause in the 2024 elections, OpenAI said on Monday that politicians and their campaigns are not permitted to utilize the company’s AI technologies.

The limits also apply to impersonation. According to OpenAI’s standards, users are not permitted to construct chatbots posing as political candidates, government agencies, or authorities, such as state secretaries overseeing US elections.

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OpenAI Sets Rules To Combat Election Misinformation. It’s Been Tried Before

The initiative demonstrates OpenAI’s efforts to address concerns that artificial intelligence, which has already been exploited to propagate phoney images this election season, could damage the democratic process through computer-generated disinformation.

Other well-known tech platforms use similar policies to those of OpenAI. However, even social media companies far larger than OpenAI and devote vast teams to election integrity and content moderation have frequently demonstrated that they need help to enforce their standards. OpenAI is likely no different, and a lack of federal oversight forces the public to accept the firms’ word.

When it comes to so-called “deepfakes,” or deceptive information made by generative artificial intelligence, Big Tech platforms are gradually developing a patchwork of policies.

Last year, Meta said that it would prohibit political campaigns from utilizing generative AI tools in their advertising and force politicians to acknowledge the usage of any AI in their commercials. YouTube also declared that all content providers would be required to disclose if their films contained “realistic” yet modified media, including artificial intelligence.

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OpenAI Sets Rules To Combat Election Misinformation. It’s Been Tried Before

The varied sets of regulations, which apply to different content providers in different contexts, demonstrate that there is no universal norm controlling how artificial intelligence can or should be employed in politics.

The Federal Election Commission is considering whether US statutes prohibiting “fraudulently misrepresenting other candidates or political parties” apply to AI-generated content, but it has yet to decide.

Some members of Congress have advocated a national ban on the fraudulent use of artificial intelligence in all political campaigns, but the measure has yet to move forward. In a separate effort to establish AI safeguards, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has stated that AI in elections is an urgent priority but has spent much of last year giving closed-door briefings to get senators up to speed on the technology in preparation for legislation.

Some campaign leaders are concerned about more clarity regarding regulating AI deepfakes. For example, President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is working on a legal strategy for dealing with false media.

“The idea is we would have enough in our quiver that, depending on what the hypothetical situation we’re dealing with is, we can pull out different pieces to deal with different situations,” Arpit Garg, deputy general counsel for the Biden campaign, previously told CNN, adding that the campaign intends to have “templates and draft pleadings at the ready” that it could file in US courts or even with regulators outside the country to combat foreign disinformation actors.

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OpenAI Sets Rules To Combat Election Misinformation. It’s Been Tried Before

Efforts like the Biden campaign demonstrate how, while tech platforms claim to be prepared for AI’s impact on elections, there is little trust that the businesses can carry out their promises.

OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research lab that aims to develop and promote friendly AI for the betterment of humanity. Founded in 2015, OpenAI has made significant strides in the field of AI, with a focus on developing advanced technologies while ensuring their safe and ethical use.

The organization has gained attention for its work in natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and robotics and continues to push the boundaries of AI innovation. With a team of talented individuals and a commitment to transparency, OpenAI remains at the forefront of AI research and development.

SOURCE – (CNN)

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US President Joe Biden Dismisses Calls for Cognitive Test

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In a television interview on Friday, US President Joe Biden deflected queries on his mental health in an attempt to put a stop to demands that he withdraw his reelection campaign after his dismal debate performance with former President Donald J. Trump.

Sensations of discontent among certain Democratic voters, lawmakers, and fundraisers were growing, and the one-on-one meeting with the ABC network was billed as the most important of the 81-year-old president’s lengthy career.

However, the 22-minute sit-down with  ABC’s George Stephanopoulos seemed to offer little comfort as Biden continued to downplay polls and party concerns that the debate had seriously harmed his chances while blaming illness for his poor performance.

“I was feeling sick and miserable. The president stated, “I just had a really bad cold,” in his first lengthy, unscripted statement since his confrontation with Republican challenger Donald Trump last week.

The purpose of the interview was to help Biden weather the storm, but his rough voice and rambling responses immediately prompted criticism from Democrats for coming across as “out of touch.”

“I don’t think anybody’s more qualified to be president or win this race than me,” Biden responded when asked if continuing in the race would endanger Democrats’ chances of winning the presidency.

Biden was Defiant

He declined requests for a mental health evaluation, claiming that his daily tasks as president need him to take a cognitive test. I have to pass that test every day for all I do.

As the program aired, the Trump campaign jokingly stated on social media that “Biden sounds great” before declaring that the president “is in denial and in decline.”

The interview followed Biden’s sluggish and frequently nonsensical performance in the Atlanta debate against Trump, which sent shockwaves through his party and prompted demands for him to withdraw from the contest.

The Biden team has strongly refuted any notion that he could pull out and, in the final hours before the ABC interview, unveiled a rigorous campaign itinerary for the remainder of July.

The president made a strong declaration during an animated stump speech at a Madison, Wisconsin, campaign rally: “I’m staying in the race.” Donald Trump will lose to me.

Following the debate, surveys have showed a growing margin in favor of Trump, and a number of Democratic-leaning political pundits, major newspapers, and at least four members of Congress have called for Biden to resign.

Democrats turning on Biden

US media reported that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner were arranging crisis discussions with members in the coming days.

Throughout Friday’s interview, ABC interviewer George Stephanopoulos brought up the rising Democratic demand for a discussion on selecting a new candidate and questioned Biden about his willingness to resign if he became certain he couldn’t defeat Trump.

“Well, that depends. He responded, “I might do that if the Lord Almighty comes down and tells me that.”

After the fact, Biden clarified that he had not seen the debate, saying, “I don’t think I did, no.”

He also rejected the notion that his subpar performance was an indication of a more significant medical issue.

“It was a bad episode with no signs of a major illness.” I was worn out. In terms of getting ready, I disregarded my gut feelings, and I had a terrible night,” Biden remarked.

Top White House assistant to Barack Obama, David Axelrod, who has occasionally caused trouble for the Biden administration, claimed that the interview revealed a president who is “dangerously out of touch” and expressed doubts about his suitability for office.

He led Trump by ten points at this moment four years ago (in polls). He is now six points behind, according to Axelrod’s post on X.

According to the White House, Biden will travel to Pennsylvania this weekend and then deliver a press conference during the NATO summit in Washington the following week.

 

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President Joe Biden Says “I’m Not Going Anywhere” Vows to Stay in the Race

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President Joe Biden on Thursday told supporters I’m not going anywhere” to a crowd gathered for a July Fourth barbecue on the White House South Lawn Thursday. His comments come after his disastrous debate with former President Donald J. Trump.

President Biden is facing a growing sense that he may have just days to make a persuasive case that he is fit for office before Democratic support for him completely evaporates.

In a Wednesday night meeting with Democratic governors, Biden acknowledged that he needs to get more sleep and limit evening events so he can turn in earlier to be rested for the job, according to three people familiar with the meeting, who also spoke on condition of anonymity.

One person said the president joked that his health was fine, it was his brain that had challenges.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was in the meeting, was asked Thursday by the Associated Press about the idea that Biden wants to limit events after 8 p.m. and responded: “He did that with a smile on his face. It was more of a rhetorical framework of just being fit and rested.”

Newsom, who was campaigning for Biden in western Michigan, added, “I like when a president acknowledges they’re human.”

Biden at a make of break moment

In an interview with a Wisconsin radio station that aired Thursday, Biden argued that much more than his own political future was in jeopardy, saying: “The stakes are really high. I know you know this. For democracy, for freedom … our economy, they’re all on the line.”

The interview on the Earl Ingram Show on the Civic Media Radio Network, taped Wednesday, was the part of a media and public events blitz that the Democratic president and his staff have acknowledged as a make-or-break moment.

At the July Fourth barbecue, President Biden welcomed military families formally from a lectern, but then went over to personally greet the crowd for a few moments.

He suddenly grabbed a microphone and stood in the center of the grass, explaining that there were thousands of people waiting to come into the party and he needed to duck back inside because the grounds were locked down as long as he was out there.

The president is scheduled to campaign in Wisconsin on Friday and sit for an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that will air as a prime-time special that night.

He plans to be in Philadelphia on Sunday and hold a full news conference during the NATO summit in Washington next week.

It is not a given that his campaign will survive even that long if he does not deliver a strong showing on ABC. Discussions that were once a whisper around who should step into his place should he bow out are growing louder.

For now, President Biden is not ready to walk away and he has communicated that in conversations with Democratic governors, close allies and staffers from his campaign.

Source: AP

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Biden Has Scheduled His First Interview After His Shaky Debate Performance

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President Joe Biden has booked his first television interview since his disastrous debate with former President Trump last week, which prompted many in his party to wonder whether he should be the Democratic nominee.

On Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET, ABC will carry portions of George Stephanopoulos’ interview with Biden on “World News Tonight with David Muir.” The extended interview will appear Sunday on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

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Biden Has Scheduled His First Interview After His Shaky Debate Performance

During last week’s CNN debate, Biden struggled to finish sentences and frequently appeared bewildered while Trump spewed forth falsehoods, raising serious concerns about Biden’s age and capacity to serve a second term.

The interview is a significant coup for ABC News and a watershed moment for Biden following his halting debate performance. Although Biden has made multiple public appearances since the debate, he has read prepared statements at each venue.

This will be his first unscripted appearance since the debate. Several White House supporters have publicly and privately urged Biden to quickly hold a live interview or news conference to allay concerns about the president’s understanding.

ABC did not immediately reply to a request for comment on whether it intends to publish the entire unedited interview version. Due to time limits, networks typically trim down programming interviews.

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Biden Has Scheduled His First Interview After His Shaky Debate Performance

Biden’s last significant interview was with David Muir in Normandy last month. He earlier spoke with CNN’s Erin Burnett on May 8 and Time magazine’s Massimo Calabresi on May 28.

According to CNN, the interview with ABC will be his fourth major televised interview in 2024. Biden has conducted fewer interviews than his prior predecessors.

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