Law, Policy, & AI Update: China Requires AI Watermarks

  • China enacted new regulations on deep-synthesis technology, including deepfakes and other types of generative AI systems in January, issued by the Cyberspace Administration. The rule places significant restrictions on AI-generated media, including the requirement of carrying identifiers, like watermarks. This comes as several new tools (including ones from OpenAI and Stanford, among others) launched to identify AI-generated content, which could be used for cheating on exams, spreading disinformation, and more.