China announces rules governing generative AI services

13/07/2023 | CNBC

On Thursday, 13 July, China announced that it has finalised new rules for regulating generative artificial intelligence (AI). The new regulation, which was developed by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) in collaboration with other regulators, will come into effect on 15 August. 

According to the Financial Times (£), the new rules involve a licensing system for companies that want to release generative AI models. This move is part of a wider set of regulations that may be finalised this month. The licensing regime highlights Beijing's challenge of balancing its desire to be a leader in technology with its strict censorship policies.

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