TSE anticipates concerns about artificial intelligence in the 2024 elections

TSE concerns about the impact of AI on the 2024 elections

With the forecast of more than half a million candidates for the 2024 election, the senior leadership of the Superior Electoral Court, under the leadership of minister Alexandre de Moraes, expresses concern about the challenges brought by artificial intelligence. There is growing concern about the role that AI can play in conveying false information and spreading harmful speech.

Dialogue Between the TSE and Meta

In a recent meeting, the minister facilitated a dialogue with spokespeople from the company Meta, addressing the firm’s responsibility in containing harmful content generated by AI. There are rumors that the platform is developing tools for this purpose; however, the application of these in the next electoral cycle remains uncertain. One of the innovations under study is the identification of content produced by AI through a watermark system.

Regulatory Future and the Position of Cármem Lúcia

The future president of the TSE, minister Cármem Lúcia, has already indicated that she is looking into the topic, suggesting the possibility that the court will propose specific regulations to deal with platforms and AI. At another point, Moraes urged the legislative branch to deliberate on more robust regulation on AI, criticizing the lack of clarity in the algorithms used.

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The Impact of AI on Democracy

The main concern expressed by the minister refers to the potential of artificial intelligence in shaping electoral behavior. Moraes highlights the need to create a regulatory framework for AI, in order to preserve the integrity of the democratic process and the free choice of voters.

Possible Regulatory Measures

  • Regulations for algorithmic transparency.
  • Watermarking AI-generated content.
  • Comprehensive laws on ethical use of AI.
  • Digital education initiatives for the electorate.

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