AI Godfather and others call for more deepfake regulation

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AI Godfather and others call for more deepfake regulation
AI Godfather and others call for more deepfake regulation

Artificial intelligence experts and industry executives have signed an open letter calling for more regulation of deepfakes.

An open letter urging for increased regulation of deepfakes has been signed by artificial intelligence specialists and industry executives, including one of the technology’s trailblazers, Yoshua Bengio.

Artificial intelligence specialists and industry executives, including one of the technology’s trailblazers, Yoshua Bengio, have signed

“Today, deepfakes frequently contain sexual imagery, fraud, or political deception. Because AI is fast evolving and making deepfakes much easier to construct, protections are required,” the group stated in the letter, which was drafted by Andrew Critch, an AI researcher at UC Berkeley.

Deepfakes are lifelike but fabricated images, audios, and videos created by AI algorithms, and recent technological improvements have rendered them increasingly indistinguishable from human-generated content.

The letter, titled “Disrupting the Deepfake Supply Chain,” makes recommendations on how to regulate deepfakes, including full criminalization of deepfake child pornography, criminal penalties for anyone knowingly creating or facilitating the spread of harmful deepfakes, and requiring AI companies to ensure that their products do not create harmful deepfakes.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 400 people from various fields, including academics, entertainment, and politics, had signed the letter.

Signatories included Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker, two past Estonian presidents, Google DeepMind researchers, and an OpenAI researcher.

Regulators have prioritized ensuring that AI systems do not harm society since Microsoft-backed OpenAI released ChatGPT in late 2022, which impressed users by engaging in human-like conversation and completing other activities.

Several famous people have expressed concerns about the perils of AI, most notably Elon Musk’s letter last year, which advocated for a six-month freeze on constructing systems more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4 AI model.

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