ChatGPT boss vows not to leave Europe

The man behind popular artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT said his company OpenAI has no plans to leave Europe, after previous comments drew criticism in the EU capital.

“Very productive week of conversations in Europe about how best to regulate AI! We̵7;re excited to continue working here and certainly have no plans to leave,” Sam Altman Tweeted Friday.

altman on wednesday allegedly said OpenAI may consider skipping this block if the EU’s upcoming law on artificial intelligence – which AI Act – Very strict. Members of the European Parliament have added last-minute requirements to the text to regulate generative AI systems such as ChatGPT. The legislation now needs to hold talks with representatives of EU countries before finalizing it.

EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton criticized Altmann’s original comments: “There is no point in attempting blackmail – claiming that by creating a clear framework, Europe is blocking the rollout of generatives. oh, opposite of this! With the ‘AI Pact’ I propose, we aim to assist companies in preparing for the EU AI Act,” French Commissioner Tweeted,

OpenAI CEO Altman is touring Europe this week and has visited countries including the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire.

OpenAI does not yet have an official headquarters in the European Union, and French officials expect Altman to consider setting up shop there, a high-ranking French government official told Politico this week, speaking on condition of anonymity. because they were not authorized to speak publicly. ,

the French data protection authority’s strict approach to privacy, as well as five pending privacy complaints The government official said that against ChatGPT in the country, should not be seen as an issue.

“It’s not the French CNIL that blocked ChatGPT, is it?” The official added, referring to the Italian regulator decision To temporarily block popular chatbots for lack of compliance with privacy rules.