Nick Clegg dismisses AI's threat to elections

09/04/2024 | The Guardian

Former UK Deputy Prime Minister and current global affairs chief of Meta, Nick Clegg, has dismissed concerns around generative AI as a risk to elections, saying that large language models, image and video generators, and speech synthesis tools are more useful for defending democracy than attacking it. Speaking at the Meta AI Day event in London, Clegg highlighted that the use of these tools to subvert democracy in elections held this year in Pakistan, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and Indonesia was minimal. 

During the conference, Meta announced that it is preparing to launch Llama 3, its most advanced large language model, in the coming weeks.

Elsewhere, The Guardian reports that OpenAI, Google, and the French AI startup Mistra have all released new versions of their generative AI models. Meanwhile, TechCrunch reveals Google is preparing to charge users $10 per month for two add-on packages for its Google Workspace productivity suite.

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