Safeguarding Elecions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Technology shall provide regular reports to the public on the risks and threats posed by artificial intelligence to the election process and steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

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3/17/20232 min read

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My rough draft of a future Legal Framework for Safeguarding Elecions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Technology hereby establishes the following legal framework to safeguard Americans from electioneering, election fraud, election interference, and voter suppression by Artificial intelligence:

Definitions

a. "Artificial Intelligence" means computer algorithms that can learn and perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence, including machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and neural networks.

b. "Electioneering" means any activity that aims to influence an election, including political advertising, canvassing, and public relations campaigns.

c. "Election Fraud" means any illegal activity that aims to manipulate the election outcome, including voter impersonation, ballot stuffing, and voter intimidation.

d. "Election Interference" means any attempt by a foreign entity or an individual to interfere with the election process, including disseminating false information and hacking attempts.

e. "Voter Suppression" means any activity that aims to prevent eligible voters from exercising their right to vote, including voter intimidation, restrictive voter ID laws, and reducing the number of polling locations.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Department of Technology

a. The Department of Technology shall develop and implement regulations and guidelines to safeguard the election process from electioneering, election fraud, election interference, and voter suppression by artificial intelligence.

b. The Department of Technology shall monitor and investigate any suspected instances of electioneering, election fraud, election interference, and voter suppression by artificial intelligence.

c. The Department of Technology shall collaborate with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Election Commission, to ensure the protection of the election process.

d. The Department of Technology shall provide education and training programs to election officials and the public on the risks of electioneering, election fraud, election interference, and voter suppression by artificial intelligence.

Prohibitions

a. It shall be unlawful for any individual or entity to use artificial intelligence to engage in electioneering, election fraud, election interference, or voter suppression.

b. It shall be unlawful for any foreign entity to use artificial intelligence to interfere with the election process.

c. It shall be unlawful for any individual or entity to sell or purchase artificial intelligence technology for the purpose of engaging in electioneering, election fraud, election interference, or voter suppression.

Enforcement

a. Any individual or entity found to be in violation of this framework shall be subject to civil and criminal penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of assets.

b. The Department of Justice shall have the authority to investigate and prosecute violations of this framework.

c. The Department of Technology shall have the authority to impose administrative penalties, including revoking licenses and imposing fines.

Reporting Requirements

a. Any individual or entity that becomes aware of suspected electioneering, election fraud, election interference, or voter suppression by artificial intelligence shall report such activity to the Department of Technology.

b. The Department of Technology shall provide regular reports to Congress on the state of the election process and any suspected instances of electioneering, election fraud, election interference, or voter suppression by artificial intelligence.

c. The Department of Technology shall provide regular reports to the public on the risks and threats posed by artificial intelligence to the election process and steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

This legal framework shall take effect immediately upon its publication in the Federal Register.