Americans concerned about growth of AI tech as Congress eyes regulation


While lawmakers scramble to reach a consensus on regulating the growth of artificial intelligence, a new research reveals most Americans are more concerned than excited about the accelerating deployment of the technology.

The emergence of AI-powered language models, image generators and other tools has sparked conversation on Capitol Hill about how to balance the benefits of artificial intelligence with its potentially serious or unforeseen drawbacks. Such congressional scrutiny comes as AI use is becoming ever more visible in daily life. Teachers and university professors are grappling with students who use ChatGPT to write essays. Lawyers are using language models to prepare court briefs. The Writers’ Guild of America, months deep into an industry-shaking strike, has cited Hollywood’s flirtation with artificial intelligence as a central grievance.

These issues appear to be resonating with Americans, according to data published Monday by the Pew Research Center.

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