Michigan lawmakers take aim at AI in election ads

Several other states already have enacted or are considering similar legislation.
Text from the ChatGPT page of the OpenAI website is shown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Michigan, a critical swing state in the fight for the presidency and U.S. Senate next year, is poised to require campaign ads to carry a disclaimer if they use artificial intelligence.

The new disclosure requirements were included in a package of bills that cleared the legislature before lawmakers this week adjourned until next year. If signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), they would place Michigan in the vanguard of states enacting guidelines for the use of AI in elections.

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