NEW YORK (AP) A supportive super PAC Miami Mayor Francis Suarez s run for the Republican presidential nomination launched an AI chatbot to answer questions about him, marking yet another example of how Generative AI the tools are used in the 2024 presidential campaigns.
The bot unveiled Wednesday by SOS America PAC listens to users’ questions and matches them with video responses, created with an AI-powered avatar made to look and sound like Suarez.
Hi, I’m AI Francis Suarez, the robot says to introduce itself, its mouth moving in a way that isn’t entirely human. You’ve probably heard that my namesake, conservative Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, is running for president. I’m here to answer questions you may have about Mayor Suarez’s proven agenda for economic prosperity, cutting spending, and supporting our police. So how can I help?
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The tool is powered by VideoAsk, a product created by software company Typeform that advertises its use in recruiting and sales. The products website claims that customers can create video funnels that send visitors down different paths depending on the questions they ask, allowing users to choose their own adventure.
The chatbot doesn’t seem to answer real questions from users on site; instead, it directs them to a video about a topic in Suarez’s platform.
When asked about Suarez’s immigration plan, for example, the bot starts playing a 55-second video of Mayor Suarez’s Miami model discussing various topics including economic prosperity in Miami, unemployment rates, creation jobs, homicide rates and homelessness.
When asked whether Suarez would support Trump as a GOP candidate, however, the bot turns to a computer-generated caricature who identifies himself as AI Ron DeSantis. The caricature, made to look like the governor of Florida, says Suarez is concerned about saving the American economy, supporting our police officers while DeSantis thinks the single greatest threat to American families today is Mickey Mouse, yes Mickey Mouse – run for your life!
Some questions block the bot, resulting in a screen that says, Sorry, I didn’t understand…
The chatbot joins other examples of 2024 candidates using AI tools in new ways in their campaigns.
Last month, the DeSantis campaign posted a video to social media that used AI-generated imagery to show former President Donald Trump hugging infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
And in April, the Republican National Committee released a dystopian ad intended to show the future if President Joe Biden is re-elected, created entirely with AI-generated imagery.
While AI has previously been used in political campaigns, AI tools have improved dramatically in recent years, making it faster, cheaper, and easier to create images, videos, or blocks of text from scratch.
While the tools can make tedious tasks easier and create innovative ad campaigns, experts warn that they can also be used to churn out malicious and credible ads disinformation intended to influence elections.
SOS America PAC and Typeform did not immediately respond to questions requesting more information about the Suarez chatbot.
Associated Press writer Meg Kinnard of Columbia, South Carolina contributed to this report.
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