Big Tech wants AI ‘referee,’ but lawmakers differ on approach to regs

Richard Blumenthal

Federal lawmakers shined a spotlight on artificial intelligence (AI) this week, raising the possibility that Congress will—eventually—legislate some controls on the burgeoning technology.

The rapid integration of AI into most sectors of the economy and life in general, including education and social media, has sparked high concern among many. The wide popularity of Open AI’s generative AI chatbot ChatGPT, launched 10 months ago, has escalated calls globally to place controls on that specific technology and others like it.

The European Union is set to finalize by the end of this year its AI regulation, which is based on the potential risks posed.

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