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European Union lawmakers to vote on curbs for ChatGPT and other AI

People signed up to watch ChatGPT create essays, poems, or carry translations within seconds after it launched at the end of last year

European Union lawmakers hold crucial votes in order to impose limitations on the usage of artificial intelligence like ChatGPT in their upcoming meeting.

Committees of the European Parliament will lay out their stance for upcoming talks with European Union member states that want to develop legislation to curb the misuse of artificial intelligence while allowing for innovation.

The bloc aims to lead the world in regulating technology, which has recently ignited interest among the general public and corporate.

Brussels’ move towards that goal started two years ago, with a European Commission proposal. European Union member states came up with their negotiation position at the end of last year.

But since then, ChatGPT, Midjourney, and other artificial intelligence applications have proliferated, drawing the attention of the parliament and generating a deluge of amendments that need to be taken into account.

The upcoming meeting committee vote will be followed by a plenary vote by the entire European Parliament the following month.

“I think we are putting forward a very good and balanced text that protects people while allowing innovation”, Brando Benifei, one of the lead MEPs said who will be voting in the upcoming meeting.

Experts say, despite the enormous potential of artificial intelligence, it is a tech tool that has both advantages and disadvantages. For example, technology might improve medical assessments to save lives, or authoritarian governments might use it to perfect mass monitoring.

People signed up to watch ChatGPT create essays, poems, or carry translations within seconds after it launched at the end of last year. And this provided a source of curiosity and fascination to them.

Image-generation AI such as Midjourney and DALL-E likewise sparked an online rush to make lookalike Van Goghs or a pope in a puffy jacket, while AI music sites have impressed with their ability to even produce human-like singing.

Experts say that technology has the evil potential to deceive people and manipulate public opinion.

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