How does China regulate AI? 11 April 22 Elena Scaramuzzi

According to a new Cullen International Global Trends report, China has been regulating artificial intelligence (AI) on different fronts. In its AI policies and regulations, China usually pursues at least one of the following objectives:

  • ensuring security in the use of AI, including the interests of the State;
  • regulating e-commerce, with regard to both business-to-consumer (B2C), and business-to-business (B2B) transacting activities;
  • protecting the privacy of individuals.

Latest developments 

Among the most recent regulations on AI in China, some cover specific functionalities enabled by AI technology. Their objective is to address certain risks while promoting a “desirable” use, by humans, of the technology.

For example, China recently enacted new rules on recommendations pushed by algorithms. It also issued specific rules and standards applicable to connected and automated vehicles (CAVs).

China is now also proposing to regulate the use of deep synthesis technology. This technology is currently used in activities such as the auto-generation of articles, the creation of deep fake pictures or videos, or the conversion of text into audio.

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