Indian Voters Bombarded With Millions of Deepfakes, Approved by Political Candidates

A new article in Wired highlights the dangers that AI poses in any upcoming election. India’s elections are offering a glimpse into the AI-driven future of democracy, where politicians are increasingly using audio and video deepfakes to reach voters. These deepfakes, approved by the candidates themselves, present a new challenge as voters may not realize they are interacting with a digital clone rather than the actual person.