Garland: AI Is Being Used To Threaten Election Workers

Axios reports:

Department of Justice officials said Tuesday unprecedented threats against election workers are being “supercharged by advanced technologies” including artificial intelligence.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a briefing ahead of a DOJ Election Threats Task Force meeting there has been “a dangerous increase in violent threats against public servants” ahead of November’s election.

In a “particularly disturbing trend,” those threatening election workers have been using such technology to “mask their identities and communicate their threats,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, who oversees the DOJ response to AI. She noted such technology was also being used to misinform and threaten voters via deepfakes.

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