Mass media attention following Open AI’s release of ChatGPT has pushed the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) back into the limelight. Discussion has focused specifically on the use of generative AI, which is a term used to describe AI programs that have the ability to create entirely new content, rather than merely analyze something that already exists. As ChatGPT demonstrates, the content that can be created through generative AI today can be difficult to distinguish from that created by a human, and when given simple instructions, AI programs can produce digital images, videos, audio, text or code in relatively high quality, in a matter of seconds. If you don’t believe us, try asking ChatGPT a question and see for yourself.
In this three-part series, we explore how key areas of law will influence the development of generative AI and how it is used by businesses. Part 1 focuses on copyright law and the critical questions of ownership and authorship over AI-generated content, Part 2 discusses privacy law considerations under Canada’s proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act, and Part 3 explores issues of liability for the creation and use of AI-generated content; namely, who is accountable for AI-generated content and when.
Click here for Part 1:Key legal considerations with generative AI.