US FTC to target AI that violates civil rights

The US Federal Trade Commission warn about the dark side of AI, with the potential for scams and fraud through deepfakes, leading to a crackdown on companies who misuse this powerful technology in discriminatory or deceptive ways as governments worldwide push for increased regulation.

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Leaders of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned about the possible misuse of recent innovations in AI. AI systems can be utilised to produce scams and fraud with the help of high-quality deepfakes. Therefore, the US Federal Trade Commission announced to pursue companies who misuse artificial intelligence in a discriminatory or deceptive way.

Following the high popularity of AI tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Governments around the world are intensifying their efforts to regulate AI tools.