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OpenAI has no plans to depart Europe -CEO


May 26, 2023

Could 26 (Reuters) – OpenAI has no plans to depart Europe, CEO Sam Altman stated on Friday, reversing a menace made earlier this week to depart the area if it turns into too laborious to adjust to upcoming legal guidelines on synthetic intelligence.

“We’re excited to proceed to function right here and naturally haven’t any plans to depart,” he stated in a tweet.

The EU is engaged on what may very well be the primary algorithm globally to control AI and Altman on Wednesday stated the present draft of the EU AI Act was “over-regulating.”

Altman’s menace of quitting Europe had drawn criticism from EU trade chief Thierry Breton and a bunch of different lawmakers.

Altman has spent the previous week crisscrossing Europe, assembly high politicians in France, Spain, Poland, Germany and the UK to debate the way forward for AI, and progress of ChatGPT.

He referred to as his tour a “very productive week of conversations in Europe about the way to finest regulate AI!”

AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT, backed by Microsoft (MSFT.O), has created new prospects round AI and fears round its potential have provoked pleasure and alarm – and introduced it into battle with regulators.

OpenAI first clashed with regulators in March, when Italian information regulator Garante shut the app down domestically, accusing OpenAI of flouting European privateness guidelines. ChatGPT got here again on-line after the corporate instituted new privateness measures for customers.

OpenAI on Thursday stated it should award 10 equal grants from a fund of $1 million for experiments to find out how AI software program ought to be ruled and Altman referred to as these grants as “the way to democratically determine on the habits of AI methods”

Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru and Supantha Mukherjee in Stockholm; Enhancing by Arun Koyyur

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Supantha Mukherjee

Thomson Reuters

Supantha leads the European Expertise and Telecoms protection, with a particular give attention to rising applied sciences comparable to AI and 5G. He has been a journalist for about 18 years. He joined Reuters in 2006 and has coated quite a lot of beats starting from monetary sector to expertise. He’s based mostly in Stockholm, Sweden. 

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