Many Americans think generative AI programs should credit the sources they rely on


Overall, 54% of Americans say artificial intelligence programs that generate text and images, like ChatGPT and DALL-E, need to credit the sources they rely on to produce their responses. A much smaller share (14%) says the programs don’t need to credit sources, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. About a third say they’re not sure on this question.

A separate Pew Research Center analysis finds growing public engagement with ChatGPT — one of the most well-known examples of generative AI — especially among young people.

Generative AI programs work by reviewing large amounts of information, such as the works of an artist or news organization. That allows them to generate responses when users ask questions.

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