Sweeping AI regulation proposed in Connecticut

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. James Maroney, aims to provide protections without hampering innovation.
The Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Democrats in the Connecticut Senate plan to formally file a sweeping artificial intelligence bill Wednesday that aims to regulate the emerging technology, including the threat of deepfakes, while also positioning the state to attract industry investment.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. James Maroney (D), co-chair of the General Law Committee and a leading state policy voice on AI, and it is a priority of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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