Microsoft approved a set of regulations for artificial intelligence on Thursday as it addresses concerns from governments around the world about the risks of rapidly evolving technology. Promising to embed artificial intelligence in many of its products, Microsoft has proposed regulations, including the requirement that systems used in critical infrastructure can be completely shut down or slowed down, similar to an emergency braking system on a train. The company also has an A.I. system and for tags that clarify when an or video was produced by the computer. "Companies need to step up," said Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, in an interview about the enforcement of regulations. "Government must act faster" put forward the proposals before an audience, including lawmakers, at an event in downtown Washington on Thursday morning. The call for regulation marks an explosion in artificial intelligence as a surge of interest emerged with the launch of the ChatGPT chatbot in November. Companies, including Microsoft and Google's parent company Alphabet, have competed since then to incorporate the technology into their products. This has raised concerns that companies are sacrificing security to get the next big thing ahead of their competitors.