032423CM0219SPRINGFIELD – In response to the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence, State Senator Robert Peters is carrying a measure to create the Generative AI and Natural Language Processing Task Force.

“The recent developments in the audio and video capabilities of artificial intelligence have become alarming,” said Peters (D-Chicago). “Proactively creating a task force to track and study these advancements allows Illinois to stay informed.”

Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence technology that can produce various types of content including text, imagery, audio and synthetic data. Its recent rise in popularity has been driven by the simplicity of new user interfaces for creating high-quality text, graphics and videos in a matter of seconds.

Natural Language Processing is the ability of a computer program to understand human language as it is spoken and written. This helps machines process and understand human language so they can automatically perform repetitive tasks.

The task force created by House Bill 3563 would consist of 20 members and should hold at least five public meetings in Chicago, Springfield, Metro East, Quad Cities and Southern Illinois.

“To be clear, there are benefits to artificial intelligence,” Peters said. “This measure seeks to maintain understanding and awareness and will help safeguard the interests of all Illinoisans.”

House Bill 3563 passed the Senate State Government Committee and will now head to the Senate floor for further consideration.