VP Kamala Harris Suggests “AI-Enabled Mis- and Disinformation” Is an “Existential” Threat to Democracy

If you’re tired of censorship and dystopian threats against civil liberties, subscribe to Reclaim The Net. US Vice President (VP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Czar Kamala Harris railed against “AI-enabled mis- and disinformation” and pushed for protections against “potential harm” during a speech at the US Embassy in London, one day before she’s due to represent the US at the UK’s AI Safety Summit. “President Biden and I believe that all leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector have a moral, ethical, and societal duty to make sure that AI is adopted and advanced in a way that protects the public from potential harm and that ensures that everyone is able to enjoy its benefits,” Harris said. https://video.reclaimthenet.org/articles/kamala-harris-ai-disinformation-existential-threat-1.mp4 She continued by suggesting that “AI-enabled mis- and disinformation” is an existential threat to democracy and urging stakeholders to “consider and address the full spectrum of AI risk” to “make sure that AI is truly safe.” https://video.reclaimthenet.org/articles/kamala-harris-ai-disinformation-existential-threat-2.mp4 Harris also noted that the Biden-Harris White House has been working closely with large artificial intelligence companies to “establish a minimum baseline of responsible AI practices.” She described these practices as “an initial step toward a safer AI future with more to come” and pushed for new AI legislation. https://video.reclaimthenet.org/articles/kamala-harris-ai-disinformation-existential-threat-3.mp4 Harris’s comments come days after the Biden White House issued an executive order on “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence,” which aims to give the federal government more control over AI. The executive order requires developers of certain AI systems to share data…VP Kamala Harris Suggests “AI-Enabled Mis- and Disinformation” Is an “Existential” Threat to Democracy