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US Congress prohibits staff from using Microsoft’s AI Copilot

The US House of Representatives has set rigorous restrictions on congressional staffers’ usage of Microsoft’s Copilot generative AI assistant.

A stringent restriction on congressional staffers using Microsoft’s (MSFT.O) Copilot generative AI assistant was imposed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The Microsoft Copilot application has been deemed by the Office of Cybersecurity to be a risk to users due to the threat of leaking House data to non-House-approved cloud services,” the House’s Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor said, according to a source.

“We know that government users have more stringent data security needs. That is why we announced a roadmap of Microsoft AI technologies, such as Copilot, that meet federal government security and compliance criteria, which we plan to release later this year,” a Microsoft spokeswoman stated.

The primary administrative office of the United States House of Representatives did not immediately respond.

Policymakers have been considering the hazards associated with government agencies’ implementation of artificial intelligence, as well as the effectiveness of protections to protect individual privacy and ensure equal treatment.

Last year, two Democratic and two Republican senators submitted legislation to prohibit the use of artificial intelligence to create information fraudulently depicting candidates in political commercials with the goal of influencing federal elections.

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