AI in politics (General)

by dan, Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 06:33 (215 days ago)

Headlines today include Pakistan’s Imran Khan delivers AI-generated speech to campaign from prison.

Islamabad, Pakistan – Jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has delivered a speech using an audio clip generated through artificial intelligence (AI) to address a virtual rally – the first event of its kind in the South Asian country.

Khan delivered a four-minute address on Sunday night, using the clip, which was laid over a video containing his AI-generated image as well as photos from previous Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) rallies and earlier speeches by him.

So this isn't groundbreaking in itself. There have been tons of clips showing how AI can be used to show people doing and saying all sorts of things they didn't actually do or say.

But what's interesting is that this serious use of AI in a political campaign is being reported almost as if it's already normal. And maybe it is normal! That's just it -- I don't know how normal it already is. Is this the first time a political campaign has used an AI-generated speech? And if not, if this has been done before and we haven't heard about it, well that's something.

So the question is, at what point will such stories stop being reported? At what point will the distinction between an AI-generated speech or image and a real speech or image be discounted, ignored?

It's a slippery slope.

AI in politics

by dulan drift ⌂, Saturday, December 23, 2023, 18:38 (212 days ago) @ dan

Headlines today include Pakistan’s Imran Khan delivers AI-generated speech to campaign from prison.

On the positive side, it's the same paradox dynamic playing out already on the internet - it's great for One-Everything ORG-GODS - but it's also a good medium for dissenters - so a double-edged sword. It's Dan's Refuser happening. The Prequel. It's probably a losing battle (as it was in the book - until it wasn't - but many years from now) - The GODS have grown too powerful.
Don't know much about Imran Khan politically, the basics - he's a political prisoner - on likely trumped-up/selectively enforced charges. I know him very well as a cricketer - an all-time Great - hence his connection with the public. I wonder if there's any other way to enter that GODS level of Influence - either you're a Celebrity already or you're an ORG actor.


..this serious use of AI in a political campaign is being reported almost as if it's already normal. And maybe it is normal!

That's how it gets you - the soft bang - quietly floods the space until you're swamped by it. Then it gets called The New Normal.


Is this the first time a political campaign has used an AI-generated speech?

And if not, if this has been done before and we haven't heard about it, well that's something.

In terms of not satirical or cartoonish PR, I think super-pacs are doing it in the US? - but saying it's AI generated, kinda as a 'fun thing' - look how tech-savvy we are ...

I suspect it's been trialled/used without disclosure. Any official correspondence i've received for several years would hopelessly flunk a Chat-bot test for plagiarism. Which is weird in itself, humans plagiarizing AI - that's the buy-in. As for political leader image-bots, i don't think Biden is doing it, otherwise he wouldn't keep tripping on plane steps, but there'd be motive.

Putin would be a likely candidate. His daughter is head of Russia's entire AI program. In the Imran Khan example, i'm assuming he still wrote the speech. But there's potential to go the whole hog: AI imaging + speech. Potentially, maybe likely, Tom Cruise will go on acting forever. AI writes a script, then re-images him as the lead-actor. People will watch it, for sure.

(Full disclosure: i'm entertaining Game-simulation as a possible explanation for our existence - in which case: everyone is a robot, including me. The projected images of all Celebrities/Global politicians is already so much like an AI-generated image, that it's impossible to tell the difference. We don't know these Images, we can't talk to them, touch them, influence them.)

So the question is, at what point will such stories stop being reported? At what point will the distinction between an AI-generated speech or image and a real speech or image be discounted, ignored?

It's a slippery slope.

Which we appear to be already sliding down at a million miles an hour. Without quite realizing it. Which sounds contradictive, but we're travelling pretty fast through space already without realizing ... maybe that's how it works.

In that scheme of things, is there a 'point' where it happens? Maybe there is a tipping point - but there are lot of other event-points that go into creating the culture for that tipping point to happen.

One thing for sure, AI is upon us, it's getting bigger, faster. It's not going away. It's making an impact on humanity - on a scale we've never seen.

I hate to use buzz-words, but it's captured humanity, its future course.

Covid gave weilded-AI a great leap forward in terms of normalization. That's the beauty of a man-made crisis - it's an excuse to suspend normal truth & build in the control structures.

AI in politics

by dulan drift ⌂, Saturday, January 20, 2024, 06:19 (184 days ago) @ dulan drift

There's an interesting case in the US now where a Baltimore school principal is claiming that a tape of him "using racially charged language" is an AI generated fake. It appears we've already reached that point where it's impossible to tell the difference. Apart from the uses discussed, it seems AI also offers a potential defense - it wasn't me that done it, it was AI!. In many cases, it might be hard to prove otherwise.

AI in politics

by dan, Sunday, January 21, 2024, 07:20 (183 days ago) @ dulan drift

Well, that's interesting! This is going to become more and more common to the point where people don't scratch beneath the surface.

Apart from the uses discussed, it seems AI also offers a potential defense - it wasn't me that done it, it was AI!. In many cases, it might be hard to prove otherwise.

That's right. I'd add that as this sort of thing becomes common, people won't have time to bother with the truth. So a politician, CEO, etc. will 'say' something, then claim it was AI, and that's that. The effect will be that, real or not, what was said will still impact some peoples' sense of reality.

It could also just come down to reaffirming what people already believe, selective perception. Those who want to believe what was said, will, and those who don't, won't, regardless of whether it was AI or human. I mean, we could encounter multiple events such as this (the principal) every day moving forward, and won't have time to stop and question each one.

AI in politics

by dulan drift ⌂, Sunday, January 21, 2024, 16:29 (183 days ago) @ dan

It could also just come down to reaffirming what people already believe, selective perception. Those who want to believe what was said, will, and those who don't, won't, regardless of whether it was AI or human.

That's the key point - we have limiters within our own psyche - as to what we want reinforced & what we don't. We don't have full control of even our own brains.

We've delved into this a few times before - reality as it's presented to us now - which is the same as it's long been presented - is fake. Covid was a classic fake-world projection at scale, but it wasn't the first.

The Dark Ages where The Church went mad was another example. They had the power to enforce fakeness on a massive scale.

As for what happened with Covid, in normal reality, Science-gone-mad manslaughtered millions & made billions from it. An atrocity was committed ... & yet, a lot of people don't care about that. They'd like to get back to watching the footy, Celebrity gossip, vilify some other, & move on. Which the ORG-GODS are very happy to serve up. It's how they do.

This is why i think: either we're living in a game simulation - or - it's so much like one that it's a moot point

Fake reality is actually normal. It's a projection of what ORGS desire - with people acting as their 'little helpers'. I suspect ORGS & AI are the same thing. This is just completing the circle. We're seeing something manifest that was already there.

In any case - the transition to AI should be pretty seamless. There'll be the usual keep you safe stuff trotted out - it will be convenient, fun even - we'll ooze into it pretty quickly.

ORGS will still need to keep people fed & monied though, won't they? AI would seem to entail the death of a lot of office jobs. What are the jobs of the future? Service industry for AI? What did they do for work in The Refuser?

AI in politics - seamlessness

by dulan drift ⌂, Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 17:50 (180 days ago) @ dulan drift

The thing about being seamless is that there's never really one moment where it happens. There are moments that add impetus, often barely noticed at the time, which will later contribute to a seismic event - but it's often in the soft-bang realm where things happen, then gradually swamps us.

Covid was a classic example - started out as this mysterious SARS-like disease in China - welled up - then we had the exponential spike hysteria (it's as high as those levels now, but hardly reported) - ended up as a humanity-altering lab-exit/cover-up op.

But what was the moment? Someone got infected in a risky experiment in Sep 2019? Or maybe Bruce Ivins style - a deliberate ploy from a The Science scientist?

Either way, it was a product of the ORG-culture that created the stage for those actors to act. It was as incremental as it was inevitable.

Plato's Cave is all about societal fake-imaging - so AI is a natural progression - a dangerous one - but playing the publicly projected image-game that has always existed.

AI in politics - quantum computing

by dulan drift ⌂, Monday, January 29, 2024, 17:45 (175 days ago) @ dulan drift

Taiwan NewsPresident Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Jan. 29) inspected Taiwan's groundbreaking strides in building the nation's inaugural quantum computer.

Tsai emphasized its role as the next-generation computing technology poised to revolutionize various sectors, including AI, finance, and biotech.

Good for Taiwan that they're staying ahead in the computer primacy game, though AI x quantum computing suggests a quantum leap forward is coming. Same with finance & biotech.

AI in politics - quantum computing

by dan, Thursday, February 01, 2024, 18:52 (172 days ago) @ dulan drift

I think some of the first large scale job losses to AI are going to be in finance, programming, and a wide range of engineering, all those jobs that a few years ago were the gold standard in job security.

AI in politics - quantum computing

by dan, Saturday, February 17, 2024, 07:17 (156 days ago) @ dan

Add a whole range of media jobs that will no longer be needed:

Sora

AI in politics

by dulan drift ⌂, Saturday, February 17, 2024, 11:45 (156 days ago) @ dan

Add a whole range of media jobs that will no longer be needed:

Sora

Another seamless transition. The media (mostly) is already an ORG - manipulating imagery - so as to platform or suppress favoured narratives.

It does seem a natural extension - the last extension maybe on the way back to singularity?

I read somewhere that Nvidia (AI ORG) is now higher valued than Google & Amazon - which were already kind of AI companies. Talk about the Rise-of-the-Machine.

Speaking of jobs - i bet there'll still be bureaucracy - even though you'd think that would be an ideal job for AI to replace. Which it will, already has to a large extent. But you still need your human influencers to sell it/institute it on the masses.

The bureaucrats will keep their jobs, as button pushers, as a human face to the system, as enforcers.

Especially enforcement - even it's some Risk Manager reading out the algorithms orders collated from facial rec-tech, bio-surveillance data. I was gonna say policing won't go out of style, coz there'll be demand, but it's self-evident that a day will come when robots can do all the dangerous stuff.

Hybrid Technology will come into the mix. I'm assuming a main attractions will be you can type with your mind - which would be convenient - so they'll be uptake.

That will create a tri-dynamic: normal humans - hybrids - AI

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