Senator calls for AI Oireachtas Committee to be set up ahead of 2024 elections

Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne says Ireland lags behind other countries in regulating artificial intelligence and tackling disinformation

Senator Malcolm Byrne of Fianna Fáil: I make a prediction to you that there will be election posters in Ireland next year that will be AI enhanced.” Picture: Finbarr O'Rourke

The Electoral Commission will need to be empowered to address deep fakes and disinformation which are likely to be a part of the coming elections in 2024, a Fianna Fáil senator has said.

Malcolm Byrne called again for the establishment of a special Oireachtas Committee on artificial intelligence (AI) and warned that Ireland was falling behind in regulating AI.

“The two responsible ministers, Ossian Smyth and Dara Calleary, are doing a very good job. But ...