China’s internet watchdog is reportedly mulling tougher restrictions on artificial intelligence-generated content, which will force companies in the country to get a license before they release generative AI models. The news was first reported by the Financial Times, which cited two sources close to Chinese regulators. Tech giants Baidu and Alibaba rolled out their own ChatGPT-like services earlier this year, but both kept in touch with regulators in the months leading up to their products’ launches to ensure their generative AI products did not violate any rules, according to the report. Large language models equipped with higher parameters mean that increasing amounts of data are needed for training, which is spurring the country’s authorities to focus on homegrown AI models that are reliable and controllable, the report added. [Financial Times]