The Morning After: Biden administration wants help making rules for AI models like ChatGPT

Officials hope to hold companies accountable for misbehaving AI.

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ChatGPT, Bard and Bing AI: You can’t escape the AI models and chatbot evolution and headlines. Now, the US government is trying to get a handle on things. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is asking for public comments on possible regulations to hold AI creators accountable. The measures will ideally help the Biden administration ensure these models work as promised "without causing harm," the NTIA says. Hopefully, they’ll also speak to experts, too, and not just rely on the anonymous internet public.

ChatGPT and similar generative AI models have already been tied to sensitive data leaks and copyright violations and have prompted fears of automated disinformation and malware campaigns – and that’s in addition to basic concerns about accuracy and bias.

– Mat Smith

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