BERWYN, Ill. – The Illinois House of Representatives passed legislation on March 22nd that will create a task force to study generative artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing software such as ChatGPT and Bard. HB 3563, which was introduced by state Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid (D-Bridgeview), passed the House 109-0.

“At this critical juncture in the emergence of artificial intelligence, we must make sure that the State of Illinois is in a good position to address any unintended consequences and deter bad actors,” said Rep. Rashid. “Without any legislative guardrails, this technology can be used for malicious intent like consumer scams, access to sensitive information, and disinformation. Many states are taking preliminary steps to govern uses of AI given the regulatory gap.”

The Generative AI and Natural Language Processing Task Force will assemble a group of legislators, technology experts, educators and other stakeholders to provide informed policy recommendations for this type of AI. The task force will specifically look at the impact of the technology on our schools, economy, and civil liberties. Once complete, the task force will submit a report to the General Assembly.

“The proliferation of Generative AI comes with significant risks and is susceptible to malicious use that can harm everyday Illinoians,” said Rep. Rashid. “I look forward to ensuring that Illinois is leading the way in protecting the public from both immediate and long-term risks of this new technology.”

With the rapid emergence of products like ChatGPT, Bard and other artificial intelligence software, the task force will provide guidance to policymakers, educators and the public on how to navigate the disruptions created by AI. HB3563 now moves to the State Senate for consideration.

Rep. Abdelnasser RashidRep. Abdelnasser Rashid

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