YouTube is taking steps to ensure transparency and accountability for creators who use artificial intelligence (AI) to generate “realistic” content on its platform, according to a report from Verge. Starting next year, YouTube will require creators to self-identify videos that […]
YouTube is taking steps to ensure transparency and accountability for creators who use artificial intelligence (AI) to generate “realistic” content on its platform, according to a report from Verge. Starting next year, YouTube will require creators to self-identify videos that have been generated using AI, particularly those that pertain to sensitive topics such as elections or ongoing conflicts.
While the exact definition of “realistic” AI content remains unclear, YouTube spokesperson Jack Malone states that detailed guidelines will be provided to users once this new policy is implemented.
One of the key aspects of the guidelines allows users to request the removal of videos that “simulate an identifiable person, including their face or voice”. This means that if you become a victim of a “deepfake” video, there will be a process through which you can request the removal of such content.
YouTube will take into account various factors when assessing these removal requests, including whether the content is a parody or satire, as well as whether the individual featured is a public figure or a “known person”.
It is also important to note that new music industry partners on YouTube must be aware of stricter rules concerning parody and satire.
Although there is currently no US legislation specifically regulating the use of AI in these cases, YouTube has taken the initiative to assume responsibility and enforce these guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is AI-generated content?
AI-generated content refers to videos, images, or other media that have been created or altered using artificial intelligence technologies. These technologies can simulate or mimic human behavior, speech, or appearance.
2. What is a “deepfake” video?
A “deepfake” video is a type of manipulated media that uses AI algorithms to superimpose someone’s face onto another person’s body or to create a new video that appears convincingly real. These videos often aim to deceive viewers and can be used for various purposes, including spreading misinformation or defaming individuals.
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