New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday sought Central government’s response in a PIL regarding the absence of regulations for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deepfake technologies in the country.
Filed by advocate Chaitanya Rohilla through advocate Manohar Lal, the PIL seeks a directive for the Centre to identify and block websites providing access to deepfakes and AI, along with the establishing guidelines for their regulation.
It also urged the court to ensure fair implementation of AI and issue guidelines for access to AI and deepfakes in accordance with the fundamental rights as mentioned in the Constitution of India.
The bench, which consists of Justice Mini Pushkarna and Acting Chief Justice Manmohan, acknowledged the difficulty in addressing the complexities of deepfake and AI issues and emphasized the need to comprehend the relevance of technology and recognize some of its advantages.
The PIL’s issues are within the purview of legislation, according to the Center’s legal representative, and the government is already taking action on them.
Nonetheless, the court noted that resolving the problems necessitates weighing competing interests and will take considerable thought.
On the PIL, which is addressing various concerns, including defining AI, risks associated with AI systems, the deceptive nature of deepfakes, and the intersection of AI with personal data protection, the bench granted time to the Centre’s counsel to gather instructions on the matter.
The matter has been listed for next hearing on January 8.