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Imran Khan's 'Victory Speech' from Jail Shows AI's Peril, Promise

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Pakistani ex-prime minister Imran Khan, as seen on a computer screen in the city of Karachi last week.

On Saturday, as official counts showed candidates aligned with his party winning the most seats in a surprise result that threw the country’s political system into chaos, it was Mr. Khan’s AI voice that declared victory.

Credit: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Despite being imprisoned, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has garnered support for his political party using AI.

Khan's AI-generated voice was used to make a victory speech on Feb. 10, stating that his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, won the most seats in the general election.

The speech, which featured a disclaimer about the use of AI, rejected the victory claim of Khan's rival and called on supporters to defend the election’s results.

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