New Mexico attorney general backs effort to create nationwide AI-based child exploitation commission

New Mexico attorney general backs effort to create nationwide AI-based child exploitation commission

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – As artificial intelligence (AI) transforms daily life, it also transforms the way criminals break the law, including illegal child exploitation. In response, New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez, and attorneys general from dozens of states, are asking congress to focus on addressing the emerging use of AI in exploitation.

The attorneys general are supporting a bill to create an Artificial Intelligence Expert Commission that would help find ways to improve law enforcement when it comes to child exploitation and AI.


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“The creation of this commission is a vital step toward ensuring that the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence do not come at the expense of our children’s safety,” Raúl Torrez said in a press release. “By working together, we can establish robust measures to prevent and prosecute child exploitation crimes committed through AI, safeguarding our communities and holding offenders accountable.”

The bill was recently introduced to congress by Representative Nick Langworthy (R-NY). It still has to pass several rounds of scrutiny before becoming law, but attorneys general are urging congress to move forward given what they see as a concerning connection between AI and exploitation – for example, a recent study found AI image generators were trained on explicit photos of children.

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