May 8, 2023

Ph.D. Alumna Jen King Speaks to KQED About AI’s Growth


Artificial Intelligence is Booming, How Should it Be Regulated?

By Rachael Myrow

As the use of artificial intelligence explodes, government officials are trying to figure out how best to regulate the technology. Already, generative AI companies are producing software that can replicate voices, create stylized portraits, and produce thousands of fake online reviews. Experts fear that internet harassment, identity fraud and spread of misinformation could become exponentially worse with easy access to AI and warn regulation is crucial to head off potential harms. But, what regulations would be helpful? And what regulations might cause more harm than good? We dive into potential ways to regulate AI and what consumers can do in the meantime to protect themselves.


Jennifer King Ph.D., privacy and data policy fellow, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Rumman Chowdhury, responsible AI developer, leader, speaker, founder, investor

Ben Zhao, professor of computer science and director of graduate studies, University of Chicago

Listen to the podcast here.

Jen King is an information science and human-computer interaction researcher. She received her UC Berkeley School of Information Ph.D. in 2018 and Master of Information Management and Systems in 2006.

Last updated:

May 15, 2023