Apple recently removed Generative AI apps from the Chinese App Store due to China’s new regulations.
These regulations require companies to obtain an administrative license and permission from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to offer Generative AI services in China.
The Chinese government aims to regulate Generative AI to promote healthy content and adhere to core socialist values in the country. Apps without the necessary licenses were removed, affecting more than 100 apps, including OpenAI‘s services.
Developers must ensure their apps promote healthy content, avoid spreading misinformation, and respect Chinese core social values.
They must also prevent Generative AI from generating content that could endanger national security. Failure to comply may lead to censorship or shutdowns.
While these measures may impact remote areas, the specific criteria for obtaining a license have not been clarified by the Chinese government.
Despite the regulations, China remains the world’s largest market for Generative AI startups. Some experts believe the move was made to suppress political speech and human rights.