Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, has suggested that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could be a global “regulatory sandbox” for AI technologies. During a virtual appearance at the World Governments Summit, he spoke with the UAE’s AI minister about testing and regulating future advances in AI. Altman believes that the UAE, with its investments in AI and key policy considerations, would be well-positioned to lead global discussions about regulating AI.
Altman emphasized the need for a unified policy to regulate future advances in AI. He is known for his work on ChatGPT, an AI technology developed by OpenAI. He expressed his belief that the UAE would be well-positioned to lead global discussions about regulating AI, citing its investments in the field and key policy considerations.
These comments from Altman come at a time when he is seeking investors in the Middle East to support an AI semiconductor initiative. Despite significant investments in AI by the UAE, there have been concerns raised in other countries due to its connections to China. Notably, a prominent Emirati AI company G42 is adjusting its presence in China to comply with demands from the US.
Altman also talked about OpenAI’s plans to make additional large-language models (LLMs) developed by the company open-source. LLMs are deep-learning AI algorithms that are capable of recognizing, summarizing, translating, predicting and generating large amounts of content. He also discussed developing tools for less affluent nations that are unable to afford high costs of developing their own AI systems. Altman expressed his desire for offerings that make sense for these countries and enable them to access