From the AFP article “Sexting chatbot ban points to looming battle over AI rules”:

Jacob Mchangama, author of “Free Speech: A History From Socrates to Social Media”, disagrees.

“Even if bots don’t have free speech rights, we must be careful about unfettered access for governments to suppress even synthetic speech,” he said.

Mchangama is among those who reckon a softer regime of labelling could be the way forward.

“From a regulatory point of view, the safest option for now would be to establish transparency obligations regarding whether we are engaging with a human individual or an AI application in a certain context,” he said.

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