- Elon Musk‘s chatbot Grok put them on a list of the worst Twitter users for spreading false information.
- Experts from several nations concur that AI tools are progressively creating content about us.
- There are a few active court cases worldwide, but there is currently no precedent.
The author describes how Elon Musk’s chatbot Grok put them on a list of the worst Twitter users for spreading false information, a list they were unable to independently verify. When they asked ChatGPT and Google’s Bard to create an identical list, they both said it would be “irresponsible” to do so.
The author has written extensively about regulation and artificial intelligence (AI), and one of the main concerns people have is how our laws will keep up with this disruptive technology that is changing so quickly. Experts from several nations concur that since AI tools are progressively creating content about us and making judgments regarding our lives, humans must always be able to contest AI acts.
Although the UK does not yet have an official AI regulation, the government believes that concerns regarding its use should be included in the duties of already-existing regulators. Attempting to make things right, the author tried X, which, like other media requests, ignored him.
They should contact Ofcom, which oversees the Online Safety Act, as advised by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Ofcom informed the author that as there was no criminal behavior involved, the list was exempt from the act.
There are a few active court cases worldwide, but there is currently no precedent. A radio host named Mark Walters is suing OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, in the US after the chatbot claimed, in error, that he had cheated a charity.
After the same chatbot falsely claimed that the Australian mayor had been found guilty of bribery, the mayor threatened to take similar action; he settled.
The first lawyer the author contacted declined to speak with them despite having experience with AI. The second informed the author that they were in Wales and England, “uncharted territory.” She acknowledged that the author would have to prove the content was detrimental for what had happened to her to be deemed defamatory.
The author’s experience made them aware of only one of the difficulties that may arise when artificial intelligence becomes more and more integrated into our daily lives. Regulators of AI must ensure that humans may always confront the computer in an easy-to-understand manner.