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On November 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) announced a competition seeking solutions to protect consumers from voice cloning technology harms. Voice cloning technology can create a nearly identical clone of someone’s voice based on a short audio clip and is becoming more sophisticated as text-to-speech AI advances. The FTC cited concerns about

On October 3, 2023, an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament (“Parliament”) adopted its position on the EU Media Freedom Act (the “Act”), introducing a number of amendments to the text of the Act as proposed by the European Commission (the “Commission”).

The Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a common framework for media services

On October 30, 2023, days ahead of government leaders convening in the UK for an international AI Safety Summit, the White House issued an Executive Order (“EO”) outlining an expansive strategy to support the development and deployment of safe and secure AI technologies (for further details on the EO, see our blog here). As

On November 1, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) that will initiate an assessment into the availability and quality of broadband service nationwide.  The assessment, which is required by statute, will rely on information generated by the FCC’s new Broadband Data Collection (“BDC”) to evaluate progress towards broadband universal service

The District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted, in substantial part, separate motions to dismiss a complaint challenging three defendants’ creation or use of Stable Diffusion, a generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) application used to generate images based on user-supplied instructions.

On October 17, 2023, the European Commission adopted a proposal to review the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) framework.  The review consists of: (i) a proposal to amend the ADR Directive; (ii) a proposal to repeal the Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) Regulation; and (iii) a recommendation addressed to online marketplace and EU trade associations. 

On 26 October 2023, the UK’s Online Safety Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Online Safety Act (“OSA”).  The OSA imposes various obligations on tech companies to prevent the uploading of, and rapidly remove, illegal user content—such as terrorist content, revenge pornography, and child sexual exploitation material—from their services, and also to take steps to

On 13 October 2023, members of the G7 released a set of draft guiding principles (“Principles”) for organisations developing advanced AI systems, including generative AI and foundational models.

In parallel, the European Commission launched a stakeholder survey (“Survey”) on the Principles, inviting any interested parties to comment by 20 October 2023.  After the Survey is

Yesterday, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that she will be circulating for consideration to her fellow commissioners a proposed Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) that will seek to develop a public record on how artificial intelligence capabilities may be affecting the proliferation of illegal robocalls and texts, and what tools may be available to address this