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SD Attorney General joins letter urging action against AI calls

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.
Jackie Hendry
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joined 25 other state Attorney Generals in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission.

The letter urges the FCC to place restrictions on the use of artificial intelligence in telemarketing calls.

The bipartisan decision to send the letter comes after the FCC launched an official inquiry and requested feedback on AI in relation to the telephone Consumer Protection Act.

“These calls manipulate consumers by sounding like a real person,” said Jackley. “Scammers are always looking for ways to harm consumers, and the federal government needs to act.”

The letter was signed by state Attorney Generals from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington.

Zadya Abbott (she/her/hers) is a senior at the University of South Dakota studying Media and Journalism with a minor in Women and Gender Sexuality Studies. She is native to the southeastern corner of South Dakota. Zadya regards the journalism profession as one of noble service meant to objectively provide the public with information of interest.