Japanese Prime Minister pushes for OP technology to combat disinformation

With growing concerns about the potential misuse of AI-generated content, particularly during electoral events, Japan considers OP a powerful tool in the battle against disinformation.

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has underlined his commitment to promoting Originator Profile (OP) digital technology within the context of the Hiroshima AI Process, a forum for G7 nations to address generative AI concerns. OP is considered to be a potent tool in the fight against disinformation, working by embedding electronic markers into distributed data to guarantee authenticity and enable users to verify information reliability.

Rising concerns over the misuse of AI-generated content, particularly during elections, have spotlighted OP’s role in preserving information credibility. Kishida also highlighted other pressing technology-related issues, including the impact of generative AI on education, the growing sophistication of cyber threats, and concerns related to the dominance of online services by tech giants and AI-driven copyright infringements.

Alongside incorporating the utilization of OP in the dialogues concerning international regulations aimed at tackling these concerns, Kishida announced plans for an economic package that encompasses benefits, tax cuts, and reduced social security burdens, aiming to deliver tangible benefits to the Japanese people.

Why does it matter?

The OP digital technology is gaining momentum in Japan, with 27 corporations joining the Originator Profile Collaborative Innovation Partnership (OPCIP) to conduct trials and potentially implement the technology by 2025. The Japanese Prime Minister’s commitment to promoting such technologies adds to the efforts of G7 nations to establish an international framework to address the challenges posed by AI.