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Enlarge / An AI-generated image of a “wall of fake images.” (credit: Stable Diffusion)

On Thursday, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that his biggest apprehension about AI revolves around the growing concern for deepfakes and synthetic media designed to deceive, Reuters reports.

Smith made his remarks while revealing his “blueprint for public governance of AI” in a speech at Planet World, a language arts museum in Washington, DC. His concerns come when talk of AI regulations is increasingly common, sparked largely by the popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and a political tour by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Smith expressed his desire for urgency in formulating ways to differentiate between genuine photos or videos and those created by AI when they might be used for illicit purposes, especially in enabling society-destabilizing disinformation.

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