Initial use cases for AI in political communication might be for early drafts that need human editing before they’re ready for voters. Zainab Chaudary, senior vice president at New Heights Communications, a political advocacy communications firm, said generative AI can be used to create prompts and the results are “fine,” but “definitely not something we would present to a client.”

“It’s probably equivalent to going on Wikipedia, doing your research, looking online for your resources, then using that to build your draft,” Chaudary said.

AI tools are limited by not being able to think outside the box of what’s already been written, which could be another problem for political professionals.