All Firms Using Generative AI Tools Mush Disclose Copyrighted Materials For Training Systems, EU Warns

The European Union has updated its agreement for companies using generative AI to develop their systems.

All firms making use of such tools as ChatGPT would now be required to disclose copyrighted content that was used to create their systems. This was in accordance with the early parts of the EU agreement which is going to make room for the world’s first-ever comprehensive law that governs the use of such endeavors.

The European Commission started to draft a new AI Act that began two years back. The goal was to regulate a set of new and upcoming trends regarding AI technology. This underwent a huge boom in terms of investment as well as popularity, right after the release of ChatGPT from OpenAI.

So many members arising in the European Parliament felt it was time to push such a draft to the next stage where lawmakers of the region and member nations would be setting out the final changes for this bill.

Under such a proposal, so many AI tools get classified as per the risks outlined, depending on whether it’s a limited, high, or unacceptable end. Other areas of concern that could be included have to do with the spread of misinformation, offensive language, and even biometric surveillance.

And while a lot of the tools in question are high-risk, they aren’t going to be banned. But when you do make use of them, they would need to be quoted by the firm for a greater source of transparency in this regard.

Meanwhile, firms setting out generative AI equipment like ChatGPT or even image generators like Midjouney would need to be disclosing material that’s copyrighted and used to make the systems.

This kind of provision is a late but much-needed addition that popped up in the past two weeks as per a source that was so familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, a few committee members even started to propose how it would be banning a lot of copyrighted content that’s used for training purposes of companies’ AI models. But this idea did not pull through as they preferred greater transparency requirements.

This kind of proposal made by the EU seems to be tactful as it does not follow through with the concept of banning first and then asking queries later on. Moreover, the EU mentioned how it is on the frontier in terms of controlling how AI technology works.

OpenAI which receives support from Microsoft is now seemingly putting out a lot of uncertainty and anxiety around the globe after it went public with its revolutionary ChatGPT endeavor during the latter part of 2022. This chatbot turned into the world’s fastest-growing app for users in history as it got up to nearly 100 million MAU in just a few weeks’ time.

The race is on among so many leading tech firms to produce more lucrative AI offerings to users and onlookers and that’s why most of them are certainly following the lead, including Musk who is thinking of starting his own rival for OpenAI.

Read next: Meta's AI-Powered Reels Feature Drives 24 Percent Increase In Instagram Engagement
Previous Post Next Post