After the Italian government opened an investigation against the company behind ChatGPT, OpenAI, there are speculations that the US government might make a similar move. Italy became the first Western country to have ChatGPT banned after being found guilty of violating some privacy regulations. Not only did the Italian government move against AI technology, but other AI watchdogs are also speaking against allowing the free operation of AI companies.
An Italian AI watchdog recently opened investigations against the company behind the popular ChatGPT. According to this watchdog, ChatGPT has breached several privacy regulations and laws. From what they are saying, the use of Chatgpt has come with its downsides. They cited user data breaches, including a leak of user payment details in their case against OpenAI.
The Rise of ChatGPT
ChatGPT has become one of the most talked about technologies in the world. It is an AI technology that can answer as many questions as possible. It can write a whole essay for you, provide answers to assignments, and even code for an entire website.
Due to its perceived importance, the use of ChatGPT has grown at an extremely high level. Since its launch in November 2022, the use of the AI solution has scaled up quickly. According to a study done by UBS, Chatgpt is the fastest application to reach millions of users.
However, despite its incredible rise in popularity and the solutions it provides, there are concerns about its danger. Because of this, countries worldwide are making new laws that limit the use of this AI solution. Among the Western countries, Italy started the trend, and it seems like the United States might be following it. A ban on Chatgpt in the US would bring an incredible blow to users there. Even top individuals have started speaking about the use of AI technology. Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk has talked about the issue of ChatGPT many times, saying that it needs to be regulated as soon as possible.
The billionaire is not a huge fan of the technology, although he was once on board during the early days of OpenAI. Elon Musk argues that if Chatgpt is left without regulation, it might even be more dangerous than a nuclear weapon.
The US About to Ban ChatGPT
Recent events show that getting ChatGPT banned in the United States is gaining ground. Recent statements from high-profile individuals and government officials confirm this.
The Biden administration said Tuesday it is making considerable steps to ensure the regulation of ChatGPT and AI in the country. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has advised the US government to put up some tight regulations and policies that would help prevent the misuse of AI technology. According to the agency, the citizens of America need assurance "that AI systems are legal, effective, ethical, safe, and otherwise trustworth."
While speaking on the matter, NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson, said the government needs to put up processes that would help Americans trust AI activities. "Responsible AI systems could bring enormous benefits, but only if we address their potential consequences and harms. For these systems to reach their full potential, companies and consumers need to be able to trust them," Alan Davidson said.