A photo shows a frame of a video generated by a new intelligence artificial tool, dubbed “Sora”, unveiled by the company OpenAI, in Paris on February 16, 2024. OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT and image generator DALL-E, said it was testing a text-to-video model called Sora that would allow users to create realistic videos with a simple prompt. (Photo by Stefano RELLANDINI / AFP) (Photo by STEFANO RELLANDINI/AFP via Getty Images)

AI companies promise to protect our elections. Will they live up to their pledges?

Critics in government and industry want more transparency, reporting and accountability for recent industry promises around AI and elections.
Election officials Mason Gregory Gilchrist and Dorothy Allen count ballots at the Shasta County Clerk & Registrar of Voters offices on February 23, 2024 in Redding in Northern Califonia’s Shasta County. During “Super Tuesday” primaries, security guards will monitor the back door at one Shasta County polling precinct — a sign of the high political tensions in rural northern California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Forget AI: Physical threats are biggest risk facing the 2024 election

November’s vote has been called the “AI election,” but officials are most worried about the physical safety of election workers and infrastructure. 
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JANUARY 23: Mae Hougo (L), a volunteer for U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), and Chuck Willing, a volunteer with the President Joe Biden write-in campaign, stand outside the polling place at The Barn at Bull Meadow during the New Hampshire presidential primary on January 23, 2024 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democratic operative behind Biden AI robocall says lawsuit won’t ‘get anywhere’

Steve Kramer tells CyberScoop he hasn’t seen the lawsuit filed against him over the New Hampshire primary robocall, but it won’t be successful.
The street artist Andrea Villa installs an anti-war poster depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden on April 16, 2024 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)

After a sleepy primary season, Russia enters 2024 U.S. election fray

Russian influence operations have picked up steam in the past two months, according to a Microsoft report.
Supporters of President Joe Biden greet voters on January 23, 2024 in Loudon, New Hampshire. Three New Hampshire voters sued a Democratic operative who admitted to creating an fake AI-generated robocall of President Joe Biden, as well as two companies that allegedly helped. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

New Hampshire voters sue operative, companies behind Biden AI robocall

The complaint argues that the calls were an illegal attempt at voter suppression under the Voting Rights Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, holds a press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2021. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

White House ramping up efforts to combat deepfakes

Cyber and national security advisor Anne Neuberger says the White House is exploring the use of watermarking to better identify and disclose computer-generated images.