PM Modi Warns Ministers Against Deepfake Threat Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2024

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PM Modi Warns Ministers Against Deepfake Threat Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2024: “‘Please be mindful about…’

 

PM Modi wished his ministers luck for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024 and also cautioned them against an emerging threat

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired the last formal meeting of the Union Council of Ministers in New Delhi. The meeting comes months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 and was convened to brainstorm on the vision document ‘Viksit Bharat 2047.’ While concluding his address, PM Modi wished his ministers luck for the upcoming general elections and also cautioned them against an emerging threat.

PM Modi Warns Ministers Against Deepfake Threat Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2024: “‘Please be mindful about…’

 

“Go, win. I will see you soon,” PM Modi told Union Council of Ministers during his address. As per the government sources, the prime minister asked the leaders to be careful while meeting people during elections. “Please be mindful before making any statements. Nowadays, there is a trend of deepfake in which voice, etc. can be altered, be cautious of this,” NDTV quoted PM Modi as saying.

Deepfake is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) technique that involves creating or altering media content, such as videos, images, or audio, in a way that is convincingly realistic and often indistinguishable from genuine content.

Recently, many noted celebrities and politicians found their deepfake videos on social media platforms raising concerns about the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) technology with even PM Modi warning against the same in one of his speeches.

 

FAQ: PM Modi Warns Ministers Against Deepfake Threat

What is the significance of PM Modi’s caution against deepfake technology?

PM Modi’s caution against deepfake technology highlights the growing concern over the manipulation of media content, particularly in the context of political campaigns. With the ability to create convincing fake videos and audio, there is a risk of misinformation and the spread of false narratives, which could significantly impact public perception and election outcomes.

How does deepfake technology work?

Deepfake technology uses artificial intelligence algorithms to manipulate existing media content or generate entirely synthetic content. By analyzing and synthesizing large datasets of images, videos, and audio, deepfake algorithms can create realistic simulations of individuals saying or doing things they never actually did.

What are the potential implications of deepfake technology in politics?

The proliferation of deepfake technology poses several risks in the political arena. It can be used to create false narratives, spread misinformation, and manipulate public opinion. Deepfake videos of political leaders could be used to undermine their credibility or incite social unrest, making it essential for policymakers to address this emerging threat.

Avoid controversial statements: PM Modi to ministers

Continuing on his words of caution, PM Modi asked the Union Council of Ministers to avoid controversial statements during the election campaign and win the elections on the success of government schemes. “Speak about the schemes, avoid controversial statements,” he said.

While expressing confidence in winning a third term in office, PM Modi assured his ministers to “meet again after winning (polls)”.

The sources revealed that the Union Ministers even discussed the agenda of the first 100 days after coming to power after May 2024. The BJP wants to be quick on the implementation as they vowed to work towards the “Viksit Bharat” by 2047.


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