California lawmakers aim to regulate AI

California lawmakers aim to regulate AI

SAN FRANCISCO — A California lawmaker introduced a bill on Thursday aiming to force companies to test the most powerful artificial intelligence models before releasing them — a landmark proposal that could inspire regulation around the country as state legislatures increasingly take up the swiftly evolving technology.

The new bill, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents San Francisco, would require companies training new AI models to test their tools for “unsafe” behavior, institute hacking protections and develop the tech in such a way that it can be shut down completely, according to a copy of the bill.

 
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