YouTube Creators Will Be Forced To Disclose AI Content

Alerta! YouTube will soon make users add a disclaimer when they post artificial intelligence-generated or manipulated videos. In a company blog post, the video giant outlined its forthcoming rule change that will not only require a warning label, but will display disclaimers larger for certain types of “sensitive” content such as elections and public health crises. As Bloomberg reports, this change at the Alphabet-owned company comes after a September announcement that election ads across the firm’s portfolio will require “prominent” disclosures if manipulated or generated by AI — a rule that’s slated to begin mid-November, the outlet previously reported. In its announcement, YouTube also said that those who repeatedly refuse to comply may have their content removed, their accounts suspended, or their access to advertiser money revoked. It’s unclear when exactly the outlet plans to roll out these changes, but the company also said that it’ll eventually “make it possible to request the removal of AI-generated or other synthetic or altered content that simulates an identifiable individual, including their face or voice.” “We’ve heard continuous feedback from our community, including creators, viewers, and artists, about the ways in which emerging technologies could impact them,” the statement reads. “This is especially true in cases where someone’s face or voice could be digitally generated without their permission or to misrepresent their points of view.” Double Dipping In what may be a nod to the growing trend of AI-generated songs created “in the style of” various famous musicians, the company will also allow musical…YouTube Creators Will Be Forced To Disclose AI Content

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