How judges, not politicians, could dictate America’s AI rules

Melissa Heikkiläarchive – MIT Technology Review

Lawsuits are emerging as a potential route to regulate and shape the use of AI in the US. Federal agencies and individuals are suing AI companies, such as OpenAI and Meta, over concerns related to consumer protection, privacy, copyright infringement, and fairness. The outcomes of these cases could lead to new AI regulations and ways for artists and authors to be compensated for their work used in AI training data. Experts believe that lawsuits may precede comprehensive AI-specific legislation due to the split Congress and tech companies’ lobbying efforts.