US Senator Michael Bennet has called on tech companies to flag content generated by artificial intelligence and track any misleading content created by artificial intelligence (AI).

In a June 29 letter sent to executives from major tech companies involved in AI, including the creators of ChatGPT, OpenAI, Microsoft, Meta, Twitter and Alphabet, Bennet stressed that users should be aware of when artificial intelligence has been used to create content .

Bennet said fake images have disruptive consequences for the economy and trust, especially when they are politically oriented.

“The continued creation and dissemination of AI-generated content without clear and easily understood identifiers poses an unacceptable risk to public discourse and electoral integrity.”

The senator also pointed out that while some companies have begun flagging certain AI-generated content, the policies “disturbingly rely on voluntary compliance.”

In the letter, Bennet asks the company’s management to respond by July 31 to concerns about standards for identifying AI-generated content, the implementation of those standards and the consequences of violations.

The only company to respond so far is Twitter, which supposedly he replied with a poop emoticon.

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European legislators have expressed the same fear of unmarked AI content leading to disinformation.

Vera Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values ​​and Transparency, told the media on June 5 that she believes companies deploying generative AI tools with the “potential to generate misinformation” should have labels created on their content to stop the spread of misinformation.

Although the US currently has no comprehensive AI legislation, on June 8 US lawmakers proposed two bipartisan bills focusing on transparency and innovation in the artificial intelligence space.

One of the bills, proposed by Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican Sens. Mike Braun and James Lankford, would require the government to be transparent about its use of artificial intelligence.

The second, by Bennet and fellow Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, along with Republican Sen. Todd Young, would establish an official Office for Global Competitive Analysis.

Bennett also made comments in March 2023 pointing to the instability of the crypto industry after the collapse of Signature Bank.

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