The chief justice of the United States Supreme Court has released a new report that urges caution in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the upcoming election year, citing the potential for fraud, manipulation, cyber-security risks, and disinformation.
In the report, Chief Justice John Roberts warns that states must pay due diligence to the risks of AI technology and must ensure that technology is not used to suppress the participation rights of eligible voters.
Roberts suggests that any use of AI must be carefully monitored and any manipulations of the technology should be quickly corrected.
He also notes that the intelligence agencies of the US should be apprised of any new technology that could present a risk.
Finally, he recommends that state attorneys general, secretaries of state, and other lesser-rank officials be educated on the dangers presented by AI and given adequate resources to protect against and respond to any potential attacks or manipulation.
The Supreme Court Chief Justice’s report is just the latest contribution to the ongoing dialogue about the use of AI in the upcoming election year and beyond. As the discussion continues, state and local officials will need to ensure that the use of technology during an election season is well-regulated and safe for everyone.