FTC Report Signals Caution on AI Tools for Online Content
Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance attorneys Anthony DiResta and Kwamina Thomas Williford and Summer Associate Wanqian Zhang co-authored an article about a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report stating its skepticism of artificial intelligence's ability to combat virtual harms. These harms range from online fraud and impersonation scams to illegal drug sales. The FTC recognizes that artificial intelligence has positive impacts to deter threats posed by technology, but it stresses the necessity of human oversight. The report received some pushback since it does not include a cost-benefit analysis of whether resources and money are saved by the use of artificial intelligence.