US Supreme Court Suggests Big Tech is Accountable for AI Creations

AI is the sort of tech that was rather inevitable because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up pushing the world of tech into the next stage. However, considering the sheer quantity of AI content that has started to get generated, the question of who should be held accountable for this output tends to arise.

The US Supreme Court has now weighed in on these matters. Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch seems to be suggesting that the liability for the output that is generated through various AI platforms should land on the Big Tech companies that are behind them.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, Google and other tech companies claim that they are protected under Section 230. This protects companies from liability if their platforms are used to post hateful content or anything else that is illegal. Essentially, if you have a Facebook account and use it to post something that requires legal action, you will be the one getting held accountable rather than the social media platform itself.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that generative AI might not be covered under the same protections according to Gorsuch. In the aftermath of legal cases that are brewing against ChatGPT as well as DALL-E, such statements could have a serious impact on the industry and cause it to grow much more slowly than might have been the case otherwise.

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The incorporation of AI chatbots into search engines such as what we are already seeing with Bard on Google as well as Bing could make matters all the more complicated. AI is still a very new form of tech, and it will be interesting to see what other challenges it ends up getting faced with.

The results of these court cases could change the future of AI forever. With the Supreme Court clearly erring on the side of caution, only time will tell whether these changes will be for the better or for the worse.


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