How Artificial Intelligence will influence Indonesia’s 2024 Elections
INDONESIA STUDIES PROGRAMME
About the Webinar
Advances in digital technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have provided new tools for engineering information. We have seen increased use of generative AI in political campaigns in Indonesia. Generative AI can create messages that take advantage of social and political discontent, aiming at those disappointed with the economy, inequality, ethnic-religious issues, LGBT issues, etc. Politicians can use generative AI to share their political messages or respond to campaign developments. The technology provides easy and inexpensive tools to enhance political campaigns.
Unfortunately, the public has limited ability to distinguish fake from factual information. What is most worrisome is the lack of guardrails that protect voters against fake news, disinformation, or false narratives. Given that AI can potentially transform the upcoming 2024 elections in Indonesia, this webinar wants to discuss how AI has been used in political campaigns in previous elections and how it affects the narrative, thus voters and the media opinion. It will also discuss what the government should do to mitigate AI’s unintended consequences, in spreading false information and increasing political polarisation.
About the Speakers
Khoirunnisa Nur Agustyati is the Executive Director of Perludem. Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Center for Electoral Reform (CETRO). Her research focuses on electoral issues such as the electoral system, electoral management, and women in politics. She is also actively involved in various forums on electoral and democratic institutions as well as in civil society coalitions where she advocates for election laws and the professional handling of the elections.
Ismail Fahmi is a Lecturer in Information Technology at the Islamic University of Indonesia. He is the Founding Director, Drone Emprit, a social media analysis system based on big data.
This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.
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