How to limit AI misuse in political ads

A report from the University of North Carolina offers 10 recommendations.
The artificial intelligence company OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen displaying output from ChatGPT, March 21, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

To guard against the misuse of artificial intelligence in political ads, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say states and the federal government should require campaign committees to submit copies of their ads along with their campaign finance reports.

That is one of 10 recommendations included in a report published this month by UNC’s Center on Technology Policy that offers guidance to state and federal policymakers about how to address AI usage in political ads in advance of the 2024 elections.

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