In a recent move, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has called upon Congress to take immediate action in safeguarding children from the potential risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Recognizing the rapid advancements in AI and its increasing integration into various aspects of our lives, Rosenblum has expressed concerns about the potential harm it could inflict on vulnerable young individuals.
AI technology has the potential to greatly benefit society, but it also carries inherent risks, particularly when it comes to children. Rosenblum highlights the need for comprehensive legislation that addresses the unique challenges posed by AI in relation to child protection. She emphasizes that children are more susceptible to manipulation and exploitation due to their limited understanding of the technology and its potential consequences.
One of the primary concerns raised by Rosenblum is the potential for AI to collect and exploit children’s personal data without their knowledge or consent. With the increasing prevalence of smart toys, educational apps, and online platforms targeted at children, there is a growing need for robust privacy regulations