Country Star Lainey Wilson to Testify Before House Panel on AI Misuse in Entertainment

Lainey Wilson, the CMA 2023 Entertainer of the Year, will speak before a House subcommittee meeting in Los Angeles next week to discuss the exploitation of artificial intelligence technologies in entertainment.

Wilson, who won "Female Vocalist of the Year" and four other CMAs and was nominated for two Grammys,

 will speak before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on February 2 at 9 a.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Wilson became the center of a minor generative AI issue this summer when weight-loss commercials featuring the country star's picture circulated online, sparking a statement advising her followers not to fall for the hoa

 AI was a prominent concern during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes this summer, and its problematic application continues to make headlines,

 notably Thursday's lawsuit by George Carlin's estate against the creators of a deepfake comedy special that misappropriated his material and likeness.

Comedian Sarah Silverman, political commentator Mike Huckabee, actress Scarlett Johansson, and others have all taken legal action over AI issues, with varying results.

The working group will look at "how Congress can support responsible innovation in applications of artificial intelligence technology and address growing concerns about the misuse of AI technology, especially with respect to the likeness, voice and other identifying characteristics of individuals."

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