back to article US watchdog gives itself power to demand documents in AI probes

The US Federal Trade Commission has given itself the power to use compulsory processes – a mechanism that allows it to demand access to documents – for investigations of products and services that use or claim to be powered by AI. Officials voted 3–0 to approve a resolution allowing Commission staff to issue civil …

  1. TheMaskedMan Silver badge

    "Officials voted 3–0 to approve a resolution allowing Commission staff to issue civil investigative demands (CIDs) – an instrument similar to a subpoena – during probes into corporate AI activity."

    Government body in unanimous vote to grant itself more power. Goodness, what a surprise. Has any government body ever done otherwise?

    I have this cunning plan to detect AI generated voice clones. It's controversial, and will require people to do something they're not good at, but if they shut the fuck up and LISTEN to the voice for a moment (told you it was controversial) they will find that it doesn't actually sound very natural or convincing. That should be a bit of a clue. Can I get the $25000 now, please?

    1. Gene Cash Silver badge

      > LISTEN to the voice for a moment

      Perhaps you need to actually listen to one once.

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