24 October 2023, Northcliff Melville Times, Emily Wellman Bain

William Brid, director at Media Monitoring Africa painted a grim picture of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be hugely problematic. He used an example of a fake TikTok presidential address by President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking to South Africans after the match between France and South Africa over the weekend. “Although this fake video was harmless, the technology of this kind could easily be used to spread damaging information utilising the faces and voices of political leaders towards creating opportunities for senseless violence such as xenophobic attacks, as an example.”

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