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H.R. 4355: Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act

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To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on the outputs that may be generated by generative adversarial networks, otherwise known as deepfakes, and other comparable techniques that may be developed in the future, and for other purposes.

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Anthony Gonzalez

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Sep 17, 2019

Ordered Reported on Sep 25, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 25, 2019.

53% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Gonzalez bill to combat “deepfake” technology passes Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    — Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH16] (Sponsor) on Sep 25, 2019

Chairwoman Sherrill’s Opening Statement for Online Disinformation Hearing
    — Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2019

Wexton Amendment Helps Improve the Public’s Detection of Deepfake Videos
    — Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 25, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 4355 will add $6 million in new spending through 2022.


Sep 17, 2019

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Sep 25, 2019
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Nov 5, 2019
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