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"We're experiencing an epochal shift in technology, on the order of magnitude of the Internet's commercialization," writes Eric Goldman (19 page PDF), "but this time, the regulators are intervening early, in a massive and unrelenting way." Hence the prediction in the title. Regulators will misunderstand the technology while seeing to control and censor the outputs. It doesn't help that incumbent technology companies are seeking to preserve their advantage. "Misdirected or malicious Generative AI regulations jeopardize all kinds of algorithmic activities, from personalized content to algorithmically sorted search results - things that we rely upon many times a day." Related: audio interview with Goldman about the talk.

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