Lawmakers are sliding AI under the microscope in 2024

Interest in the technology continues to boom among both consumers and policymakers.
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)

Momentum is building in multiple states to establish early regulations for artificial intelligence, as lawmakers scramble to respond to the fast-emerging technology with so far little consequence for misuse.

State legislators introduced more than three dozen AI-related bills in a dozen or more states over the past four months, according to Bill Track 50 and other sources. This week, President Biden issued a sweeping AI executive order, and state lawmakers in Georgia and Illinois held hearings on AI.

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