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Video: Artificial Intelligence could threaten elections. What is Ottawa doing to regulate it?

Global News

Feb 18, 2024

We’ve all heard the warnings that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could interfere with democracy.

Now, 20 tech start-ups and giants including Google, Meta, TikTok, and X have signed an accord promising to work together to stop their software from creating deep fakes depicting political candidates. The companies say they’ll try to detect bogus pictures and videos but won’t ban them. And it’s still not clear how this largely symbolic pact will be enforced.

David Akin looks at what one Canadian firm is doing with the technology and where Ottawa is at with regulating it.