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By Greg Bensinger
(Reuters) – Amazon (NASDAQ:) is attempting to lure massive company clients to it AWS cloud computing service by providing to protect them in opposition to authorized and reputational harm that may come from the output of synthetic intelligence.
AWS CEO Adam Selipsky, at Amazon’s annual cloud computing convention in Las Vegas, introduced a brand new safeguard in opposition to objectionable content material on generative AI functions, known as Guardrails for Bedrock. The service permits customers to filter out dangerous content material, he mentioned.
As a result of generative AI is skilled on publicly out there content material, offensive phrases or different objectionable content material can slip by means of into outcomes from customers’ prompts. That’s significantly problematic for youthful customers, in occasions of world battle or throughout elections when generative AI’s output in search outcomes can affect opinion.
Security advocates have cautioned that generative AI might function out of the management of its human creators and pump out more and more harmful content material or function whole programs with out oversight. Particularly, they fear concerning the software program placing influential – and convincing – content material on social media websites like X and Fb (NASDAQ:).
Selipsky mentioned the brand new service was essential for purchasers to place limits they see match on the generative AI they use.
“For instance, a financial institution might configure an internet assistant to chorus from offering funding recommendation,” mentioned Selipsky. “Or, to forestall inappropriate content material, an e-commerce web site might be certain that its on-line assistant doesn’t use hate speech or insults.”
Additionally on the convention, Amazon introduced it might indemnify its clients in opposition to lawsuits based mostly on the misuse of copyrighted supplies. Inventory images firm Getty Photos, as an example, sued Stability AI earlier this 12 months, alleging it scraped its web site for photographs with out permission.
Guardrails for Bedrock is in restricted preview at the moment, Amazon mentioned. The Seattle firm didn’t present extra particulars about its indemnification coverage.