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A new California-based effort announced on Tuesday will try to tackle the dangers of artificial intelligence and the spread of election disinformation ahead of the 2024 Election. Democracy advocacy organization California Common Cause announced the launch of CITED, the California Institute for Technology and Democracy. Supporters said with a lack of action on the national level, the California-based effort will turn to the state Legislature to get aggressive on the issue. CITED will guide state lawmakers as they craft proposed laws that address the dangers of AI, deepfakes, disinformation and other emerging technologies that could threaten upcoming elections. “AI and disinformation are an existential threat to our democracy and elections. As we all painfully know, Congress has not shown itself capable of advancing meaningful reforms to meet the challenges our democracy now faces,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director of California Common Cause. “It falls to states like California to fill this dangerous leadership void. Fortunately, we are uniquely positioned to meet this moment … CITED is the first entity of its kind, intentionally designed to protect our democracy in the modern age.” CITED includes an advisory group made up of experts in tech, law, policy and academics. Officials said this is an unbiased, non-partisan push with advisors from both parties included in the effort. Organizers of Tuesday’s announcement could not say what exactly California’s proposed laws might look like. State lawmakers return to Sacramento for another year of policymaking in January. “These disinformation narratives aren’t just undermining our voter’s faith in our election system, they’re making the lives more dangerous for elections officials,” said Democratic Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, who leads the Assembly’s election committee after spending decades as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County. “In 11 western states, more than 160 chief local elections officials have left their positions since November of 2020. This represents roughly 40% and these officials took with them more than 1,800 years worth of combined experience. A.I. will only accelerate disinformation further.”

A new California-based effort announced on Tuesday will try to tackle the dangers of artificial intelligence and the spread of election disinformation ahead of the 2024 Election.

Democracy advocacy organization California Common Cause announced the launch of CITED, the California Institute for Technology and Democracy.

Supporters said with a lack of action on the national level, the California-based effort will turn to the state Legislature to get aggressive on the issue. CITED will guide state lawmakers as they craft proposed laws that address the dangers of AI, deepfakes, disinformation and other emerging technologies that could threaten upcoming elections.

“AI and disinformation are an existential threat to our democracy and elections. As we all painfully know, Congress has not shown itself capable of advancing meaningful reforms to meet the challenges our democracy now faces,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director of California Common Cause. “It falls to states like California to fill this dangerous leadership void. Fortunately, we are uniquely positioned to meet this moment … CITED is the first entity of its kind, intentionally designed to protect our democracy in the modern age.”

CITED includes an advisory group made up of experts in tech, law, policy and academics. Officials said this is an unbiased, non-partisan push with advisors from both parties included in the effort.

Organizers of Tuesday’s announcement could not say what exactly California’s proposed laws might look like. State lawmakers return to Sacramento for another year of policymaking in January.

“These disinformation narratives aren’t just undermining our voter’s faith in our election system, they’re making the lives more dangerous for elections officials,” said Democratic Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, who leads the Assembly’s election committee after spending decades as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County. “In 11 western states, more than 160 chief local elections officials have left their positions since November of 2020. This represents roughly 40% and these officials took with them more than 1,800 years worth of combined experience. A.I. will only accelerate disinformation further.”

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