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Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI

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Senate majority leader Charles Schuymer

Schumer's guidelines are focused on transparency and making sure people understand what's behind the AI that's spitting out a paragraph of text, helping sort their social algorithms or scanning their face at the airport.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is taking early steps toward legislation to regulate artificial intelligence technology, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: A recent explosion in the development of generative AI systems has spurred alarm among lawmakers and the broader public about AI's potential social, economic and security ramifications.

  • "Something is coming," Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said of the AI boom last month. "We aren't ready."
  • While the federal government has made early moves, including the Commerce Department beginning to take steps to create AI safety rules, critics say more comprehensive legislation is needed, Axios' Ina Fried reported.

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