Malaysia considers enacting law on AI  

Given the widespread use of AI, it is key to label any AI-generated material as such.

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The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry in Malaysia is looking into the possibility of regulating AI applications in the country. Chang Lih Kang, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, said they are considering spearheading the drafting of a Bill that would involve consultations with technology experts, legal professionals, stakeholders and the public to ensure it is robust and relevant. Mr Lih Kang explained that it is also a strategic move, given the global trend towards stronger regulations around AI.

The AI Bill aims to cover aspects such as data privacy, public awareness about AI use, transparency, accountability, and cybersecurity. The legislation could also include guidelines for educating the public about AI and promoting research in the field. Mr Lih Kang also said that one of the issues the regulation would cover is the labelling of content generated by AI applications. Due to the widespread use of AI, it would be essential to label any material produced by generative AI as ‘AI-generated’ or ‘AI-assisted’ to guarantee transparency and enable informed consumption.