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ChatGPT and Generative AI Legal Research Guide

U.S. Presidential Administration/Federal Agency Responses

EEOC Chair Burrows Joins DOJ, CFPB, And FTC Officials to Release Joint Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automated Systems, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, April 25, 2023

In a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) press release, the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly pledged to uphold America’s commitment to the core principles of fairness, equality, and justice as emerging automated systems, including those sometimes marketed as “artificial intelligence” or “AI,” become increasingly common in our society. The joint statement highlights that these emerging automated systems have the potential to both enhance and undermine these core principles. The statement also emphasizes that federal agencies will enforce existing laws and continue to work together to ensure that all individuals are protected from discrimination.

FTC Warns That AI Technology Like ChatGPT Could ‘Turbocharge’ Fraud, Techcrunch, April 18, 2023

During a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautioned that AI technology, such as ChatGPT, may amplify fraud and scams. FTC Chair Lina Khan and other commissioners addressed House representatives, stating that while AI technology offers numerous opportunities, it also carries significant risks. They provided instances of AI-generated fake news articles, highly realistic deepfakes, and chatbots that imitate actual individuals. The FTC cautioned that AI could be employed to make fraud and scams more intricate and harder to identify. They requested that Congress regulate AI and safeguard consumers against fraud.

Biden Admin. Seeks Public Input On Rules For AI Safety,, April 11, 2023

The article explains that the Biden administration is seeking public input on how to create rules for artificial intelligence (AI) safety. The administration is concerned about the potential risks of AI, such as bias, discrimination, job displacement, and cyberattacks. The administration is asking for input on how to ensure that AI is developed and used in a safe and responsible manner, how to prevent AI from being used for malicious purposes, how to mitigate the potential risks of AI, such as bias and discrimination, and how to ensure that AI benefits all Americans, not just a select few. The administration will use the public input to develop a set of principles for AI safety. These principles will be used to guide the development and use of AI in the United States.

Commerce Department

AI Accountability Policy Request for Comment,, April 13, 2023

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a request for comments on accountability measures and policies for Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. The focus is on self-regulatory, regulatory, and other measures that can provide reliable evidence to external stakeholders regarding the legality, effectiveness, ethics, safety, and overall trustworthiness of AI systems. The comments received, along with other public engagements, will be used by NTIA to draft and release a report on the development of AI accountability policies, with a particular emphasis on the AI assurance ecosystem.

Federal Trade Commission

Open AI is being investigated by the FTC over data and privacy concerns. It could be ChatGPT's biggest threat yet., MSN, July 13, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating OpenAI over data and privacy concerns, posing a significant threat to ChatGPT. The investigation focuses on potential issues related to data usage and protection, raising questions about the model's data practices. As ChatGPT's parent organization, OpenAI's actions could have implications for the AI industry's future and users' privacy.