On Monday, Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, communicated to his fans through a message made by AI. Khan has been in jail since August on charges of leaking confidential papers. In April 2022, a vote of no-confidence got rid of his government. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), which Khan leads, said it used AI to make an audio message that sounded like the leader.
The AI message said: “My fellow Pakistanis, I would first like to praise the social media team for this historic attempt.”
“Maybe you all are wondering how I am doing in jail,” the voice said. “Today, my determination for real freedom is very strong.”
“Our party is not allowed to hold public rallies,” he said, calling on supporters to vote in general elections set to be held on early February. “Our people are being kidnapped and their families are being harassed.”
The message was signed as an “AI voice of Imran Khan based on his notes.”