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House Democrat's Bill Would Mandate AI Disclosure

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Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) said regulating AI will be "one of the central challenges confronting Congress in the years and decades to come," and that disclosure is "the simplest place to start."

Credit: Aïda Amer/Axios

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) is introducing legislation that would require the products of generative artificial intelligence to be accompanied by a disclaimer, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: AI is improving at a record pace. Experts say disclosure will be crucial to combat fraud or maintain a healthy political discourse.

The big picture: Torres' bill is the latest in a wave of new legislative efforts to regulate AI as Congress grapples with the emerging technology's massive potential — both for societal advancement and harm.

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Sebastian Wedell

The introduction of legislation by Rep. Ritchie Torres to require disclaimers on products of generative artificial intelligence (AI) highlights the growing concerns surrounding AI's impact on society. As AI continues to advance at a rapid pace, disclosure becomes crucial to combatting fraud and maintaining a healthy political discourse. The proposed bill reflects the broader trend of legislative efforts to regulate AI, with lawmakers recognizing both its potential for societal advancement and potential harm.
How can we strike a balance between regulating generative AI to ensure transparency and accountability while still allowing for innovation and creativity in the development of AI technologies?

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