- China’s provisional guidelines for artificial intelligence (AI) activity and management will come into effect on August 15.
- The regulations, also known as the “Generative AI Measures,” are the first set of AI rules to be implemented in China.
- The guidelines include measures such as requiring AI service platforms to register and undergo a security review before public release.
- All data and foundation models used in AI must be sourced from legitimate sources and respect intellectual property rights.
- The regulations aim to strike a balance between state control of technology and fostering innovation in the AI sector.
China’s new regulations for artificial intelligence (AI) activity and management are set to take effect on August 15. The regulations, known as the “Generative AI Measures,” were jointly developed by six government agencies including the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC), the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
These guidelines will be the first set of AI rules to be implemented in China following the recent boom in AI development. The regulations consist of 24 guidelines that cover various aspects of AI services and platforms.
One of the key measures outlined in the guidelines is the requirement for platforms providing AI services to register and undergo a security review before their products are released to the public. This is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of AI technologies in China.
In addition, the regulations mandate the labeling of artificially created content and require that all data and foundation models used in AI technologies be sourced from legitimate sources that respect intellectual property rights. This aims to protect the rights of content creators and maintain user privacy.
The regulations also hold service providers accountable for any content created through their platforms. This means that service providers will need to address any problematic content within a three-month period.
The purpose of these regulations is to strike a balance between state control of AI technologies and creating an environment conducive to innovation in the sector. China has been actively developing its AI scene, with companies like Alibaba creating their own AI technologies.
While China’s AI regulations are about to take effect, countries like the United States are still in the early stages of considering AI regulation. The European Union recently passed its AI Act bill, which provides a legislative framework for member states. However, negotiations are ongoing to finalize the details of the bill before it becomes law.
Overall, China’s new AI regulations aim to establish a framework for the responsible development and use of AI technologies in the country.