NY Governor Wants To Criminalize Deceptive AI

NY Governor Wants To Criminalize Deceptive AI (axios.com)



from the shape-of-things-to-come dept.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is proposing legislation that would criminalize some deceptive and abusive uses of AI and require disclosure of AI in election campaign materials, her office told Axios. From the report: Hochul’s proposed laws include establishing the crime of “unlawful dissemination or publication of a fabricated photographic, videographic, or audio record.” Making unauthorized uses of a person’s voice “in connection with advertising or trade” a misdemeanor offense. Such offenses are punishable by up to one year jail sentence.
Expanding New York’s penal law to include unauthorized uses of artificial intelligence in coercion, criminal impersonation and identity theft.

Amending existing intimate images and revenge porn statutes to include “digital images” — ranging from realistic Photoshop-produced work to advanced AI-generated content. Codifying the right to sue over digitally manipulated false images. Requiring disclosures of AI use in all forms of political communication “including video recording, motion picture, film, audio recording, electronic image, photograph, text, or any technological representation of speech or conduct” within 60 days of an election.

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