February 20, 2024

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Election disruption by artificial intelligence poses the biggest global risk in 2024

Election disruption by artificial intelligence poses the biggest global risk in 2024

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With nearly half of the world's adult population heading to the polls in a busy election year, concern about the role of artificial intelligence in disrupting the results has topped the list of the biggest risks for 2024, according to a new report.

The World Economic Forum's “Global Risks Report 2024” on Wednesday ranked misinformation and disinformation derived from artificial intelligence — and its effects on societal polarization — ahead of climate change, war and economic vulnerability in the top 10 risks over the next two years.