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Is It Too Late to Enact Laws for Chat GPT?

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January 26, 2023

Most machine learning algorithms are based on identifying patterns of data and replicating them, but generative AI (such as Chat GPT) can imitate a person’s way of thinking to generate content. Some experts believe that these systems are clearly capable of copyright infringement and could face serious legal challenges. Others suggest that content created by generative AI systems is legally above any lawsuit. The key questions that arise are, Can an output of the generative AI system be copyrighted, and if so, who owns it? If a work is copyrighted, can that work be used as input to a training model? What kind of legal constraints can be put on data collection? 

In addition to copyright concerns, there are technical risks with Chat GTP. It is much easier for cybercriminals to generate sophisticated phishing emails that are harder to detect, execute cyberattacks without leaving a trail, collect sensitive information, and use impersonation and social engineering. Chat GPT has also given rise to plagiarism and ethical issues, which are major concerns of educational institutions. With systems like Chat GPT, students will be able to generate content as their own work. Only after laws on AI are passed should Chat GPT and other generative AI systems are put into practice.

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