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Generative Artificial Intelligence Threats to Information Integrity and Potential Policy Responses

Published Apr 16, 2024

by Todd C. Helmus, Bilva Chandra

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This paper highlights the ecosystem of generative artificial intelligence (AI) threats to information integrity and democracy and the potential policy responses to mitigate the nexus of those evolving threats. The authors focus on the information environment and how generative AI—such as large language models or AI-generated images and audio—is able to accelerate existing harms on the internet and beyond. The policy options that could address these complex problems are vast, varying from much-needed social media reforms to using federal agencies to create sweeping standards for AI-generated content. The authors provide an overview of the risks that generative AI presents to democratic systems, as well as tangible and detailed whole-of-government and societal solutions to mitigate these risks at scale.

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