BABL AI Policy Advisor Contributes to Groundbreaking ITSS Verona Study on Generative AI and Elections

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Posted on 06/27/2024
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In a pivotal examination by the International Team for the Study of Security Verona (ITSS), Piero Soave from BABL AI, alongside Wesley Issey Romain, sheds light on the profound implications of Generative AI (GenAI) in the electoral processes across the globe. The comprehensive analysis titled “The year of Generative AI elections: reviewing risks and mitigations” was published on May 22, 2024, marking a significant contribution to understanding the intersection of technology and democratic integrity.


Their collaborative piece explores the dual phenomena of an unprecedented global voter turnout and the pervasive rise of GenAI in 2024. It discusses the potential risks and challenges posed to democratic processes by this technology. Soave comments, “I think the main challenge when it comes to elections is that GenAI makes generating fake content much easier, more accessible, and available to anyone. While the more egregious uses of deepfake video or audio remain limited, synthetic images and text are likely much more prevalent than we think. The full extent and impact of this phenomenon are hard to measure, but voters should adopt an even more critical approach to information and rely on trusted, established sources.”


Their insights emphasize the urgency and necessity for robust, informed responses to these emerging technological influences. You can read the full article HERE.

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