The CETaS Briefing Paper published by the Alan Turing Institute discusses the potential impact of AI-enabled influence operations on the UK 2024 General Election and other democratic processes. The research shows that while AI’s current impact on election results is limited, it threatens the broader democratic system, including polarised information spaces and online harassment. The paper outlines short-term policy recommendations to enhance election resilience and highlights the need for longer-term policy and technical recommendations to protect democratic processes. The recommendations focus on setting clear red lines for AI use during elections, proposing mitigation strategies for unacceptable practices, and urging urgent implementation.



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