In advance of the 2024 RNC, a Milwaukee convention center director decided to destroy a potentially MAGA-triggering public display of literary art. We get into the saga.
Then we discuss that AI-generated Republican attack ad and AI’s role in 2024 election will be.
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After President Biden announced his reelection bid yesterday morning, the Republican National Committee swiftly responded with an attack ad. The video asked “What if the weakest president we’ve ever had were re-elected?” and then…imagined the answer.
It got help from artificial intelligence. The 30-second video used generative AI tools to create images and video of The Last of Us-looking scenes, including one where the army is occupying San Francisco because the city had supposedly been overtaken by crime and fentanyl. The RNC told Axios that it’s the first video the organization has created using AI.
The video is likely just the start of a 2024 presidential race heavily influenced by AI. While political campaigns have used AI tools to help canvass voters for years, recent breakthroughs in generative AI (like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and other programs) have taken the tech to a whole new level of realism.
This turns the conversation towards a different question: What laws would you put into place to alter political campaign ads? Trigger warnings for graphic language or images? Time limits? Accuracy?
It’s never going to happen, but we can dream.
Headlines we missed according to Greg Bach: