US Copyright Office issues notice of inquiry on artificial intelligence


The United States Copyright Office issued an official request for feedback and notice of inquiry on copyright and artificial intelligence (AI) within the Federal Register on Aug. 30. 

According to the submitting, the Copyright Office is seeking “factual information and views” on copyright issues raised by latest advances in generative AI fashions akin to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard.

In a press launch despatched by way of e-mail from the Library of Congress and seen by Cointelegraph, the U.S. Copyright Office states:

“These issues include the use of copyrighted works to train AI models, the appropriate levels of transparency and disclosure with respect to the use of copyrighted works, the legal status of AI-generated outputs, and the appropriate treatment of AI-generated outputs that mimic personal attributes of human artists.”

Those desirous about commenting throughout the official inquiry interval could have till Oct. 18 to take action.

The request comes throughout a tumultuous time for the AI trade with regard to regulation within the U.S. and around the globe. While the European Union and different territories have enacted insurance policies to guard citizen privateness and restrict how firms can use, share and promote information, there’s been little in the best way of regulation in regards to the use of copyrighted materials to coach or immediate AI methods.

Related: British MPs call on government to scrap AI exemptions that hurt artists

As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, the media industry is grappling with find out how to handle the emergence of AI methods succesful of imitating the work of creators and artists. The New York Times and different information companies have taken steps to dam net crawlers from AI firms searching for to coach fashions on their information.

Artists akin to comedian Sarah Silverman and authors Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey have sued OpenAI for allegedly coaching AI fashions on copyrighted work with out the consent of the homeowners or creators.

Beyond copyright issues, there are additionally issues associated to AI involving misalignment (the concept that machines may have goals that conflict with the well-being of humanity) and the mass proliferation of misinformation.

The U.S. authorities has held a sequence of conferences with stakeholders within the AI group, with a closed-door assembly between Senator Chuck Schumer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella slated for Sept. 13.