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An Indian politican was revived with AI - what's next?

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Picture this: a famous leader, long gone, suddenly reappears at an event, speaking as if they were still alive.

That's precisely what happened with M Karunanidhi, a renowned Indian politician.

AI Necromancy

Using cutting-edge AI technology, a new “speech” was created, praising his son (the current leader) and highlighting party achievements…

Groundbreaking - but straight out of 1984.

Some argue it's similar to using old photos, while others think it’s messed up to give a voice to the dead without their consent.

This trend isn't just in India; it's a global phenomenon, mostly happening in South Asia, where AI is used more politically.

Particularly in Pakistan and Bangladesh which has stirred major controversy.

New age of campaigning?

Despite these ethical concerns, political parties are eager to explore AI for campaign purposes. Surprise surprise…

Yet, experts warn against potential risks, such as spreading misinformation and overwhelming voters with AI-generated messages.

As AI continues to shape political landscapes, there's a need for rules and ethical guidelines to make sure it’s used responsibly.

However, it might already be too late, with major elections coming up this year.

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Just don’t bring back Thatcher, please.

If you could bring back any historical figure using AI for a political campaign, who would it be?

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