The United States has launched an investigation into artificial intelligence firm OpenAI’s risk of misinforming consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a letter to the Microsoft-backed company. In the letter, he requested to know how ChatGPT is ruining people’s reputation.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said they will work with the FTC on the matter. British media BBC reported this information.
ChatGPT is an exception to traditional internet search results. It provides a constructive answer to the user’s question within seconds, much like the answer given by a human. It is expected to change the way information is accessed on the Internet in the near future.
ChatGPT’s rivals are desperate to get people to use their own versions of artificial intelligence applications. However, there are many debates about the technology and information they use.
The FTC’s letter asks what steps OpenAI has taken to address the risk of “disseminating false, misleading, defamatory or harmful information about individuals.” The FTC is looking into OpenAI’s data storage, privacy and training practices.
OpenAI has spent years on security research, Altman said on Twitter. ChatGPT spent months making it more secure and polished before releasing it to the market. We protect user privacy and design systems to learn about the world, not the individual.
In another tweet, he said, “What matters to us is whether the technology is secure and user-friendly.” We are confident that we will comply with the law. Of course we will work with the FTC.
Altman appeared at a congressional hearing earlier this year, where he acknowledged that the technology could be a source of misinformation.
He called for legislation for this emerging industry and recommended the creation of a new agency to oversee AI safety. He also hoped that the technology would have a significant impact on various fields including education, employment.
Altman said at the time, ‘I think if this technology goes wrong, it can go pretty wrong. We want to be vocal about it. We want to work with the government to prevent abuse.
The FTC’s investigation was first reported by The Washington Post. A copy of the FTC’s letter was also published in the report. However, OpenAI did not respond to the BBC’s request for comment.