Democrat Recommends Using AI To Trick Voters

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Democrats have come up with the silver bullet to get everyone to forget that Joe Biden is a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Kaivon Schroff, a guest writer at The Huffington Post and a Democratic lawyer, has become so concerned about “defending democracy” that he has a new brilliant idea.

Democrats should use AI to create a propaganda machine that makes Americans think Biden isn’t an addled, 81-year-old man who needs help to be led offstage.

While of course there are reasonable hesitations to break this dam on the use of modern technology in presidential campaigning, the consequences of not taking this approach could be dire. Moreover, in the currently under-regulated electoral landscape, refusing to use modern tools like AI is akin to entering the boxing ring with one hand tied behind your back.

Joe Biden is old and has had a lifelong stutter. He acknowledged in a fiery rally following his debate performance: “I might not walk as easily or talk as smoothly as I used to.” This has impeded his ability to communicate with mass audiences with consistent success. AI augmentations and video renderings could serve to smooth out these bumps while allowing the Biden campaign to effectively disseminate true information about the state of our democracy and the Biden administration’s accomplishments. The president has limited time to campaign as he also focuses on running the country, and AI would be a cost-effective and efficient way to communicate his message personally and directly to voters.

Despite an ambitious and widely praised first term in office, he is currently trailing in polls to a man who incited an insurrection and was recently convicted on 34 felony counts. Something needs to change, and much to the chagrin of West Wing fanatics in the beltway, it won’t be the Democrats’ 2024 nominee. Modern technology offers a clear solution. AI can be used to polish how the president comes across, allowing voters to focus on his substance. How many times have we heard voters and pundits alike gripe that “Biden would be the perfect candidate if he were just 10 years younger?” With modern technology, this exact deliverable is possible.

Reasonably, some may challenge the use of AI as dishonest and deceptive, but the current information ecosystem is arguably no better. It may even be worse. Media outlets like the New York Post have engaged in sharing deceptively cropped viral clips of the president, dubbed ‘cheapfakes,’ to make him appear confused or weak. Though no excuse for Biden’s weak debate performance, CNN elected to allow Trump to lie for the full 90-minute debate with zero fact-checking. They offered fact-checking over an hour after the debate, which realistically, a mere fraction of the debate audience stayed tuned for. Social media outlets like Instagram and TikTok have cracked down on political content, while rightwing billionaire Elon Musk has used Twitter to amplify false information about the election and boost Republicans. Even once great institutions like The Washington Post have transitioned into Murdoch-style tabloids.

We must ask the question, are augmented AI videos that present Biden in his best form ― while sharing honest and accurate information ― really more socially damaging than our information ecosystem’s current realities? I think not.

Doesn’t it always seem that liberals say the only way to “defend democracy” involves doing things that subvert voters and just grant Democrats more power?

Biden’s memory problems may need a little bit more than AI to fix, The Hill writes.

“The latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey, released exclusively to The Hill, found that 66 percent of respondents said they “have doubts” about Biden’s ‘fitness,’ an increase from when the poll was last conducted in May, when 54 percent of respondents said they had doubts. Meanwhile, 34 percent said he is ‘mentally fit,’ and 74 percent said Biden is “showing he is too old” to be president. Only 26 percent said he is ‘showing he is fit’ to be president.

The poll found that 61 percent of voters said “electing a president who raises questions about age, failing memory, or lapsed concentration” is ‘dangerous for the country.’ Thirty-nine percent of voters said ‘the fears are overblown politically.’

‘Seventy percent of voters have already decided who they will back in November,’ said Mark Penn, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll.

‘We saw a sharp jump in concern over Biden’s age and his fitness for another term — including nearly half of Democrats,’” he told the outlet.

Biden intends to prove he’s capable of being president on Friday evening when he sits down with George Stephanopoulos in a prime time interview.  

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