Artificial intelligence (AI) has long existed in the public consciousness through science fiction, doomsday planners, and fears of Ray Kurzweil’s singularity—but it now appears to be an accessible reality. 2023 has begun with a sharp increase in the number of AI tools in the marketplace, such as AI-based bots that understand natural language and generate human-like responses to text-based conversations. These bots are what is known as “generative AI,” or algorithms that receive inputs and output “new” content, such as text, imagery, and audio.
Many businesses have already been using AI tools, whether to make employment decisions or automate simple tasks. Regulation on these tools has already begun at the state and local levels, such as the various state consumer privacy laws that regulate autonomous decision-making and NYC’s Automated Employment Decision Tools Law (NYC AEDT Law) that was originally set to come into effect on January 1, 2023 (currently delayed to April 15, 2023). Now, with the advent of readily accessible tools like these AI-based