China will require all works created by artificial intelligence to be labeled online

There are more and more services that create art and text by artificial intelligence . China wants to make sure its works are labeled artificial.


Amid the growing trend for the creation of works carried out by artificial intelligence , China has announced that it will block all these creations that are shared on the internet without a watermark that identifies them as such.

This rule goes hand in hand with the Cyberspace Administration of China and will come into effect very soon: January 10, 2023.

It doesn’t go against the AI, but wants to tag them

In China , the Cyberspace Administration oversees the regulation, supervision, and censorship of the Internet. Under the new regulations, the administration will keep a closer eye on what it calls “deep synthesis” technology.

“While meeting the needs and enhancing the user experience, it has also been used by some unscrupulous people to produce, copy, publish and disseminate illegal and harmful information, to slander and disparage the reputation and honor of others, and to falsify the the identity of others,” says the institution. “The introduction of the “Regulation” is a necessity to prevent and solve security risks, and it is also a necessity to promote the healthy development of in-depth synthesis services and improve the level of supervision capabilities.”

The Cyberspace Administration, which supervises, regulates, and censors what is published on the Internet, will evaluate all products that are uploaded to social networks, verifying that they have labels that recognize them as artificial, such as watermarks.

“Deep synthesis service providers shall add signals that do not affect the use of information content generated or edited using their services. Services that provide functions such as intelligent dialogue, synthesized human voice, human face generation, and immersive realistic scenes that significantly change or generate information content will be prominently marked to avoid public confusion or misidentification. entity.

A boom on the internet

Currently there are a large number of platforms that provide works thanks to artificial intelligence.

Services such as DALL-E or Midjourney increasingly deliver very striking images, but many people are trying to sell them as human works, which has generated great criticism and debates about whether these images are art despite being created by an algorithm.