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OpenAI CEO Says It May Leave The EU Over Regulations

 |  May 25, 2023

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has announced that the company may leave Europe if it is unable to comply with the upcoming artificial intelligence (AI) laws imposed by the European Union. The company intends to attempt compliance with the regulations, but will exit Europe if necessary. The recent update has caused concern regarding the future of ChatGPT and its operations in Europe.

The European Union is drafting regulations for artificial intelligence, which would require companies using generative AI tools to disclose copyrighted materials used in constructing their systems, according to preliminary reports.

“The current draft of the EU AI Act would be over-regulating, but we have heard it’s going to get pulled back,” he told Reuters. “They are still talking about it,” he added.

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According to a Reuters report, the EU legislators have reached an agreement on the draft of the act. The specific details of the law will be discussed among the representatives of the Parliament, Council, and Commission.

“There’s so much they could do, like changing the definition of general-purpose AI systems,” Altman further explained. “There’s a lot of things that could be done,” he added.

Meanwhile, the ChatGPT seems to be having a hard time as Italy had put a temporary ban over the privacy concerns which was later removed. Additionally, tech giants like Apple, Samsung, and others have reportedly banned the use of AI tools in order to keep their confidential data intact.