Bookmarked China Seeks Stricter Oversight of Generative AI with Proposed Data and Model Regulations (by Chris McKay at Maginative)

Need to read this more closely. A few things stand out at first glance:

  • This is an addition to the geo-political stances that EU, US, China put forth w.r.t. everything digital and data. A comparison with the EU AI Regulation that is under negotiation is of interest.
  • It seems focused on generative AI solely. Are there other (planned) acts covering other AI applications and development. Why is generative AI singled out here, because it has a more direct population facing character?
  • It seems to mostly front-load the responsibilities towards the companies producing generative AI applications, i.e. towards the models used and pre-release. In comparison the EU regulations incorporates responsibilities for distributors, buyers, users and even users of output only and spans the full lifetime of any application.
  • It lists specific risks in several categories. How specific are those worded, might there be an impact on how future-proof the regulation is? Are there thresholds introduced for such risks?

Let’s see if I can put some AI to work to translate the original Chinese proposed text (PDF).

Via Stephen Downes, who is also my source for the link to the original proposal in PDF.

By emphasizing corpus safety, model security, and rigorous assessment, the regulation intends to ensure that the rise of [generative] AI in China is both innovative and secure — all while upholding its socialist principles.

Chris McKay at Maginative

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