Generative AI programs can produce high-quality written and visual content that may be used for good or ill. We argue that a credit–blame asymmetry arises for assigning responsibility for these outputs and discuss urgent ethical and policy implications focused on large-scale language models.
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Porsdam Mann, S., Earp, B.D., Nyholm, S. et al. Generative AI entails a credit–blame asymmetry. Nat Mach Intell 5, 472–475 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-023-00653-1
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