ChatGPT’s burst onto scene pushes states to pursue AI regulation

Legislation is advancing in California and Connecticut.
The artificial intelligence company OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen displaying output from ChatGPT, March 21, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Lawmakers in California and Connecticut are poised to vault ahead of other states in regulating artificial intelligence, months after the arrival of open-source AI chatbot ChatGPT broke records by amassing 100 million users within two months of its debut.

The Connecticut Senate this month unanimously passed legislation focused primarily on government use of AI, while California Democrats are advancing a bill that aims to corral private-sector use of AI-backed automated decision-making tools.

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