Global interest in Generative AI technologies has increased tremendously in recent months, given the emergence of ChatGPT (followed by similar technologies). While these technologies will no doubt continue to develop and become more sophisticated over time, they have already demonstrated the potential to greatly enhance our efficiency and productivity. However, as with any new technology, there are also concerns about their impact on society and the need for responsible use and regulation.
The proliferation of such Generative AI technologies has therefore attracted the attention of Chinese regulators. On 11 April 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued the Administrative Measures for Generative Artificial Intelligence Services (Draft for Comment) (生成式人工智能服务管理办法(征求意见稿) for public comments. This Update will provide an overview of these Draft Measures and their potential impact on Service Providers providing Generative AI services in China.