Alternative Title: China Implements Stricter Regulations on the Release of Generative AI Tools

The Chinese government is poised to introduce stricter regulations on the development and release of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, particularly focusing on content control and licensing measures.

According to a recent report from the Financial Times, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is planning to implement a licensing system that will require local companies to obtain a license before releasing generative AI systems.

This development indicates a shift from the initial draft regulations released in April, which stipulated that companies had a grace period of 10 working days after product launch to register with the authorities.

Insiders familiar with the matter have revealed that the new licensing framework is expected to be included in forthcoming regulations, which could be unveiled as early as the end of this month.

The April draft regulations also included provisions for mandatory security reviews of AI-generated content.

The government’s draft emphasized that all content should reflect “core socialist values” and refrain from activities such as “subverting state power, advocating for the overthrow of the socialist system, inciting division within the country, or undermining national unity.”

CryptoGrafos attempted to contact the CAC for comment, but no response was received at the time of publication.

Notably, Chinese technology and e-commerce giants Baidu and Alibaba have both introduced AI tools this year, with the latter even rivaling the capabilities of the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT.

According to sources cited in the Financial Times report, both companies have engaged with regulators over the past few months to ensure compliance with the upcoming regulations.

In addition to the aforementioned implications of the new regulations, the draft also indicates that Chinese authorities hold tech companies accountable for any content created using their AI models.

Regulatory bodies worldwide have been calling for measures to govern AI-generated content. In the United States, Senator Michael Bennet recently authored a letter urging tech companies involved in AI development to label AI-generated content.

Meanwhile, Vera Jourova, Vice President for Values and Transparency at the European Commission, recently stated her belief that generative AI tools with the potential to generate disinformation should label their content to curb the spread of false information.

As the Chinese government moves closer to implementing stricter regulations, the global landscape surrounding the release and usage of generative AI tools is expected to undergo significant changes, reflecting the increasing importance of content control and responsible AI development.

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