Wednesday, December 06, 2023

AI Legislation

"Brazilian city enacts an ordinance that was secretly written by ChatGPT"

“If I had revealed it before, the proposal certainly wouldn't even have been taken to a vote,” [city councilman Ramiro] Rosário told the AP by phone on Thursday. The 36-member council approved it unanimously and the ordinance went into effect on Nov. 23.

“It would be unfair to the population to run the risk of the project not being approved simply because it was written by artificial intelligence,” he added...

Keeping the proposal's origin secret was intentional. Rosário told the AP his objective was not just to resolve a local issue, but also to spark a debate. He said he entered a 49-word prompt into ChatGPT and it returned the full draft proposal within seconds, including justifications.