In global rush to regulate AI, Europe set to be trailblazer

Text from the ChatGPT page of the OpenAI website is shown in 2023 in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LONDON — The breathtaking development of artificial intelligence has dazzled users by composing music, creating images and writing essays, while also raising fears about its implications. Even European Union officials working on groundbreaking rules to govern the emerging technology were caught off guard by AI’s rapid rise.