Tech companies should label content generated by artificial intelligence (AI) and stop the spread of misinformation. Such a call is contained in a letter from Colorado Senator Michael Bennett.
Americans have the right to know when AI-generated content is being used, especially by politicians. Allowing fake images to circulate, unlabeled, poses a serious risk to our democracy.
I’m asking tech CEOs for answers about their labeling policies.https://t.co/gvwUu4Mn6n
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) June 29, 2023
“Americans need to be aware when images or videos are the product of generative AI models, and it is the responsibility of platforms and developers to properly label such content,” the senator said.
In his opinion, fake images threaten “destructive consequences for the economy and trust, especially when they are politically oriented.”
“Continuing to produce and distribute AI-generated content without clear, easily understood identifiers represents an unacceptable risk to public discourse and election integrity,” Bennett said.
He asked technology executives to provide answers by July 31 regarding standards in defining AI-generated content and their implementation, as well as the consequences of violations of the rules.
The initiative has received mixed reactions. One Twitter user called it “another attack on freedom of speech by the Democratic Party.”
Another attack on free speech by the Dimocratic party.
Is anyone even surprised at this point? They don’t have any respect for the constitution and view it as an outdated hindrance to ushering in their socialist utopia.
Bennet, you’re a disgrace to Colorado and America.
— Profane Patriot (@ProfanePatriot) June 29, 2023
“Is anyone even surprised at this moment? They do not respect the Constitution and see it as an obsolete obstacle to the realization of their socialist utopia. Bennet, you are a disgrace to Colorado and America, ”the commenter wrote.
Earlier, researchers from OpenAI warned of the growing threat of using language models to spread disinformation.
Recall that in May, the head of the company, Sam Altman, addressed the US Congress and called on the government to regulate the use and development of artificial intelligence.
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