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Imran Khan, Pakistan's former prime minister, released a deepfake video from jail declaring victory in the elections, which garnered international attention.
"I had full confidence that you would all come out to vote. You fulfilled my faith in you, and your massive turnout has stunned everybody."
The video includes historical images and footage of Khan and features a disclaimer acknowledging its artificial intelligence roots. This type of AI usage in politics is not unprecedented, as a South Korean party previously developed an AI avatar of their presidential candidate to appeal to a younger audience.
The New York Times points out that this type of AI usage is not unprecedented.