Commerce Secretary “Very Worried” AI Will Influence Election

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said she is “very worried” about artificial intelligence disrupting the 2024 election, according to ABC News.

Raimondo was speaking Thursday at a press conference in Washington, D.C.
“AI can do amazing things and AI can disrupt our elections, here and around the world,” she said. “We’re already starting to see it.”

Raimondo claimed the U.S. government is working “extensively” on a framework to prevent AI from undermining the 2024 election.

The Commerce Department has created a consortium of private companies and the government to deal with AI issues, according to Newsmax.

“This is a big deal,” Raimondo said. “This is the largest collection of frontline AI developers, users, researchers, and interested groups in the world.”

“We have Fortune 500 companies, academic teams, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies joined forces to focus on the research and development necessary to enable safe and trustworthy AI systems.”

If that doesn’t convince you that AI will be prevented from undermining elections, it shouldn’t.

In January, The Gateway Pundit reported that the founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab intimated that nations will soon no longer need to bother holding elections because voters could easily be replaced by artificial intelligence.

Ezra Levant of Rebel News posted a clip of Schwab’s chilling prediction with the caption, “Klaus Schwab suggests that AI replace democratic elections. His father, the Nazi industrialist Eugen Schwab, would be proud.”

Raimondo’s announcement comes on the heels of AI being used to generate a robocall sent out the day of the New Hampshire primary.

The call sounded like it was from Joe Biden and used to deploy misinformation about the state’s voting times.

“Am I worried? Yes,” Raimondo told reporters. “Do I think we have the tools to protect our election and our democracy? Yes.”

“Do I feel based on my interactions with the private sector that they want to do the right thing?” she continued. “By and large, Yes. It’s a big threat.”

The “by and large” is what is worrisome. It would only take one savvy tech company with the right backing and an election could possibly be thrown.
Raimondo said the government will “have to stay ahead of trends” when it comes to China and its use of AI.

One can hope Raimondo is aware that the U.S. is dealing with enemies foreign and domestic. Just look at how Zuckerberg and Twitter influenced the 2020 presidential election.

AI could make that interference look like child’s play.