Generating Harms

Generative AI's Harmful Impacts and How to Remedy Them

Generative AI is a new technology turbocharging existing harms. The speed and scale at which the technology has permeated nearly every industry expands those risks into every area of our lives—employment, education, reputation, finances, health, sentencing, and more. Proponents have focused on generative AI’s future potential while ignoring its current harms.

EPIC has produced two reports that detail the specific areas where generative AI is harming people: Generating Harms: Generative AI’s Impact & Paths Forward and its sequel, Generating Harms II: Generative AI’s New & Continued Impacts. These reports explain how generative AI is facilitating harms, typologize the different forms those harms take, and list examples and possible interventions to counter the harms.