New Zealand’s opposition party used artificial intelligence to create campaign images

New Zealand’s opposition party used artificial intelligence to create campaign images
Leader of the Opposition: Christopher Luxon is the leader of New Zealand’s largest opposition party, the National Party.

Party leader Christopher Luxon says he didn’t know the photos didn’t show real people.


– We have used artificial intelligenceartificial intelligenceAI stands for artificial intelligence, short for when a computer is capable of making choices, learning, and solving problems that would normally require human intelligence. This technology can also create images, models, illustrations, and graphics. to make some illustrations. It’s an innovative way to manage our social media, a National Party spokesperson tells Newshub.

The photos in question were posted, among others, on the party’s Instagram page, and uploaded accordingly guardian Quick attention because some showed pictures of people with what were described as abnormal features.

They list four different campaign images:

  • A group of thieves broke into a jewelry store.
  • Two nurses with very smooth skin.
  • A woman looks out the window, apparently a crime victim.
  • Best Role in Fast & Furious Movies.

– I’m not sure

The New Zealand National Party is one of the two major political parties in the country, the other being the Labor Party, the party of the recently resigned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Party leader Christopher Luxon, once chairman of Air New Zealand’s largest airline, initially replied that he did not know where the pictures came from.

– I don’t know the team, I’m not sure. You charge that we use it. “I’m not sure what we’re doing, so I’ll have to talk to my team,” he said when asked by Newshub, before the party later confirmed that the images were created with the help of AI.

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Fear of being misled

As artificial intelligence is able to create more realistic images, experts have expressed concern about whether people will be able to distinguish between what is real and what is artificial.

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Speaking previously was Michael Wallbridge, who leads the AI ​​research project at the Alan Turing Institute in the UK guardian He is very concerned about misinformation related to the political elections.

– He said: We have upcoming elections in Great Britain and the United States and we know that artificial intelligence can give us disinformation on an industrial scale, among other things.


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