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Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool that has the potential to both help and hurt our democracy.

Artificial intelligence is poised to bring great change to American democracy, from election management to voter outreach to political advertising and fundraising.

AI can be used to improve elections, potentially making it easier to ensure fairness in electoral procedures and fostering a more inclusive and respectful civic discourse. At the same time, it poses significant risks: polluting the information environment with deepfakes and fake news sites, enhancing attacks on election officials and infrastructure, or suppressing Americans’ right to vote.

As the Brennan Center works to identify the dangers and opportunities AI poses, we are detailing steps the public and private sectors should take to deal with the effects of AI on our elections and democratic governance.

You can also learn more in our AI and Democracy series >>