OpenAI has no plans to leave Europe, CEO Sam Altman said. Earlier this week, he spoke of the company exiting the European market if upcoming AI regulation laws became too difficult to comply with.
The EU is drafting the world’s first set of rules to regulate artificial intelligence, and Altman previously explained that the current draft EU law on artificial intelligence “overly regulatoryAltman’s threat to leave Europe drew criticism from EU industry boss Thierry Breton. Breton) and a number of other legislators. Altman has spent the last week touring Europe and meeting with leaders in France, Spain, Poland, Germany and the UK to discuss the future of AI and the progress of ChatGPT. He called his trip “a very productive week of conversations in Europe on how best to regulate AI“.
ChatGPT, a Microsoft-powered AI-powered chatbot, has created new opportunities around the technology, and concerns about its potential have sparked excitement and concern, eventually leading to conflicts with regulators. OpenAI first clashed with regulators in March, when Italy’s data regulator Garante banned the app from its home market, accusing OpenAI of violating European data protection rules. ChatGPT was unblocked after the company rolled out new user privacy measures.
OpenAI announced yesterday that it will provide 10 grants from a $1 million fund for experiments to determine exactly how AI software should be regulated. Altman called these grants “democratic way to solve the problem of behavior of AI systems“.