iPhone maker asks email app with AI-language capabilities to set a 17-and-older age restriction

During an interview at WSJ’s Journal House at MWC in Barcelona, Carme Artigas, Spain’s secretary of state for digitization and AI, talks about the increased pressure on government oversight of cutting-edge technologies.

Apple Inc. has delayed the approval of an email-app update with AI-powered language tools over concerns that it could generate inappropriate content for children, according to communications Apple sent to the app maker. The software developer disagrees with Apple’s decision.

The dispute shows the broad concerns about whether language-generating artificial-intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT, are ready for widespread use.

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