Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia- The Ministry of Communication and Information is warning of the threat of misuse of Artificial Intelligence (AI) during the 2024 Presidential Election (Pilpres). It is feared that AI could become a tool to pit citizens against each other and spread fake news.
Director General of Information & Public Communication, Ministry of Communication and Information, Usman Kasong, said that this concern was an anticipatory effort. This is based on the experience of other countries such as the US, which in its regional elections experienced the spread of hoax news and it was detrimental to regional election participants.
Meanwhile, UI Digital Communications Expert, Firman Kurniawan, said there were 3 points of contact that could lead to misuse of AI. This is related to the participants’ desire to win with shortcuts, the public’s need for information and the availability of advanced technology, so this means AI is used to spread hoax news and disinformation.
What will the threat of AI be in the 2024 election? and what anticipation is the government taking to overcome this? For complete details, see Shinta Zahara’s dialogue with the Director General of Information & Public Communication, Kominfo, Usman Kasong and UI Digital Communication Expert, Firman Kurniawan in Profit,CNBCIndonesia (Tuesday, 24/10/2023)