Cabinet signs off on public sector AI guidelines

The Cabinet in Taiwan has approved new guidelines for the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the public sector. These guidelines, drafted by the National Science and Technology Council, require that outputs generated by public sector workers using generative AI must be evaluated for potential risks. Government agencies are advised not to rely solely on AI output for administrative actions or official decision-making and must disclose when generative AI is used for official tasks. Users must adhere to information security, personal data protection, and copyright regulations. The guidelines prohibit the use of AI for composing confidential documents and sharing classified information, but allow closed AI systems to handle such data in controlled environments.