I just wanted to highlight 2 recent, international headline news items in case it is helpful for especially people thinking about public support to slow down AI.
The first news item involved inappropriate images generated by AI featuring the faces of real, Spanish teenagers. From what I could tell, this is a main headline in Spain and seems to have drastically increased Spanish voters' salience about the power and danger of AI.
The second piece of news is that it seems that the Writers Guild's strike is over after having struck a deal with executives where it seems the deal includes limitations on the use of AI in their industry. If the numbers in the article is correct, a massive 72% of the public supported the "anti-AI" side of the disagreement.