The CEO of OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, Sam Altman, backtracked on his statement that the company could “stop operating” in the European market if it failed to comply with the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) that is being developed by the European Union ( EU).
At this sixth fair, on the 26th, the CEO confirmed, via Twitter, that OpenAI has no plans to leave Europe.
“We are encouraged to continue operating here and, of course, we have no plans to leave,” said the CEO on Twitter.
The statement saw in the middle of a week of meetings that Altman held in Europe with politicians from France, Spain, Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom to discuss the future of AI and ChatGPT. “A very productive week of conversations in Europe about how to best regulate AI,” he tweeted.
Last week, Altman had stated during a group interview in London that OpenAI would do or would be able to comply with the new legislation, but that, if it did not succeed, it could “stop operating” in the European market, second or American site The Verge. The CEO pointed out that there are technical limits to what is viable at the moment.
The project of the European Union proposes that the breeders of two large-scale AI systems disclose details about the blueprint of their systems and provide abstracts of two data protected by copyrights used in training – a kind of secret of the technology’s operation. In the past, OpenAI shared this type of information, but it stopped due to the growing commercial value of its tools. The company fears that disclosing information about its training methods and data sources may lead to the use of two of the same methods by two concurrent parties.
Apart from commercial threats, upon the requirement of identifying or using data protected by copyright, you can export OpenAI to legally authorized parties.
The generative AI systems, such as ChatGPT and DALL-E, are trained using large amounts of data collected from the web, many of which are protected by copyright, which, if disclosed, can be processed by the company.
The events are part of the “world tour” that the CEO is doing. Last week, Altman was in Brazil, at an event in Rio de Janeiro, and stated that AI should trace cliffs and end up with some professions that exist today.
Source: CNN Espanol