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4,700: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 4,700 reports of AI-generated images depicting child sexual exploitation last year. This highlights one of the most nefarious uses for generative AI, one that lawmakers and private companies are still grappling with.
185: The number of companies lobbying on AI-related policy issues increased by 185% between 2022 and 2023, according to OpenSecrets. More than 450 organizations lobbied on AI last year.
3.6 million: AI companies leased 3.6 million square feet in San Francisco in 2023. That represents a 46% increase in a single year, and the number could hit 12.5 million by 2030 if trends hold.