On Wednesday, The Bombay High Court inquired the Central Government regarding the reports of turning pictures of a woman into nude, with the help of AI bot i.e. artificial intelligence.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice Deepankar Dutt and Justice GS Kulkarni, while citing media reports, asked
Additional Solicitor General to get information from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The Court was hearing several Public Interest Litigations filed based on media reports, in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The ASG told the court that the Central Government wants self-regulation for the press.
Court asked to take cognizance of media reports:
ASG Singh said that if a media company violates any guidelines, then the Central Government can take action against it.
After hearing this, the court cited the media reports about AI bots.
The Court said that
“You can ask Ministry about what print media has published. We want to know malfeasance in this news. Please, get information from the Ministry.”
Serious Steps Required
ASG informed the Court that he has read the news and talked with the concerned authorities.
ASG said action shall taken under the Information Technology Act.
Singh said that there are provisions under the Information Technology Act for taking action against the matter of AI bot.
After that Court said that the matter is very serious and you (Ministry) must take some steps. ASG said that the action shall be taken.