This year is poised to be a landmark year in the history of global democracy, with an unprecedented number of citizens — more than a billion — set to cast their votes in various national elections, including a critical presidential election in the US and here in SA.

This momentous occasion, however, is shadowed by a burgeoning threat: the potential misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) to unleash a “tsunami of misinformation”, as aptly described by AI expert Oren Etzioni...

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