Microsoft says China is using AI to target elections

Microsoft said that China will use AI to create and share content that leverages its interests in these high-profile polls.

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China is using AI to target elections

BEIJING, 5 April: Microsoft has warned that this year, China will try to distort US, Indian and South Korean elections through artificial intelligence content.

The US tech firm also said in a similar report that Chinese cyber groups will create AI content to influence voters to favor candidates that are considered pro-China.

As elections are going to be held in the US, India and South Korea this year, Chinese cyber expert groups and North Korean groups will try their best to disrupt the elections.

Microsoft said that China will use AI to create and share content that leverages its interests in these high-profile polls.

“While the impact of such content in swaying audiences remains low, China’s increasing experimentation in augmenting memes, videos and audio will continue – and may prove effective down the line,” said Microsoft.

A Chinese-backed cyber group named Storm 1376, also known as Dragon Bridge, was very active in the Taiwanese elections and is now feared to be used to disrupt elections in the mentioned countries.

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