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California’s budget deficit and reluctance from Gavin Newsom could limit AI regulation

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sophia Bollag

SACRAMENTO — Some California lawmakers want the state to lead the nation in regulating artificial intelligence, but a looming budget deficit could hamstring their efforts.

They’ve already announced a flurry of AI bills, with more on the way. Their proposals include efforts to require the state to set new safety standards, create an AI research hub and develop protections against deepfake videos and photos that look real but have been digitally altered to mislead the viewer.