Authored by: Seagull Song and Yibing Zhao

At present, the new round of technology revolution triggered by generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) is taking the world by storm. Just one month ago, on 14 June 2023, the European Parliament passed the text of the Artificial Intelligence Act (“EU AI Act”) by an overwhelming majority, which places certain obligations upon generative AI systems (e.g. ChatGPT). China is also highly concerned with the regulation of generative AI services. On 13 July 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”), in conjunction with the national Development and Reform Commission and five other state agencies, jointly issued China’ s first administrative regulation on the Management of Generative AI services – Interim Measures for the Administration of Generative Artificial Intelligence Service (“Chinese AI Measures”). The Chinese AI Measures will come into effect on 15 August 2023, thus leaving only one-month window for those enterprises subject to the Chinese AI Measures to rectify the situation.

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