Utah lawmakers want AI regulation in schools

Jun 12, 2023, 3:00 PM | Updated: 5:02 pm

Utah lawmakers are saying it's time for regulation to come to AI, just as the technology is disrupt...

FILE - The ChatGPT app is displayed on an iPhone in New York, May 18, 2023.A judge is deciding whether to sanction two lawyers who blamed ChatGPT for tricking them into including fictitious legal research in a court filing. The lawyers apologized at a hearing Thursday, June 8, 2023, in Manhattan federal court for their roles in written submissions that seemed to leave Judge P. Kevin Castel both baffled and disturbed at what happened. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers are saying it’s time for regulation on AI, just as the technology is disrupting society from elementary schools to the medical field.

State Sen. Kirk Cullimore, R-Sandy, said he is concerned that ChatGPT and its lookalikes affect the way kids are learning in schools. 

“I think what we’re scared about is losing the ability to critically think, losing the ability to actually learn for yourself,” Cullimore said. “I think we need to have real deep discussions about when we start implementing that into our kids lives.”

“People are saying that we’re a couple months away from Skynet Terminator and Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Cullimore said. “Be very cautious, take everything you hear on AI with a grain of salt.”

Lawmakers like Cullimore are generally still on board with the potential of AI to disrupt businesses statewide. He said regulation in Utah can set the tone for other states about how to protect children’s education while giving tech companies the room to innovate with AI.

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Utah lawmakers want AI regulation in schools