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    Computers Might Win (or Lose) the 2020 Campaign

    Bots can also be used for good. Artificial intelligence may have made its mark on the 2016 campaign in the form of Twitter bots aiming to disrupt the election — but there are bots on the other side too. They’ve been used to identify fake accounts, aka Twitter “sock puppets,” and to engage with and register voters. Artificial intelligence is already shaping opposition research and media monitoring, and advocates say it has vast potential to improve campaigns, lobbying and lawmaking, but the cost is still prohibitive — for now.

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