Forty-two German associations and unions representing more than 140,000 writers and performers urged the European Union on Wednesday to strengthen draft artificial intelligence (AI) rules because of the threat to their copyrights posed by the ChatGPT.
Creative industry unions Verdi, DGB and the Association of Photographers, Designers, Journalists and Illustrators expressed their concerns in a letter to the European Commission, the European Council and EU lawmakers. The letter highlights their concerns about the growth of generative AI such as ChatGPT. These AI can mimic humans and create text and images based on prompts.
“Unauthorized use of protected training materials, opaque processing, and predictable alternative sources of AI output raise fundamental questions of accountability, liability, and compensation that need to be addressed before irreversible harm occurs.” According to the letter, “Generative AI needs to be at the heart of any meaningful AI marketplace regulation.”
The European Commission proposed AI regulatory rules last year and will discuss the final details with EU parliamentarians and member states in the coming months before they become legislation, Phoenix Technology The AI Sentinel has learned. These rules should be strengthened to regulate generative AI across the product cycle, especially for providers of the underlying models, the organizations said.