OpenAI could ‘cease operating’ in Europe over AI laws: Altman
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has announced that his company could stop operating in the European Union (EU) if it is unable to comply with the EU’s AI laws. Speaking at University College London, Altman expressed concerns around the EU AI Act, which is set to become effective next year. The act regulates high-risk uses of AI, such as medical equipment and screening job applicants. The legislation is the first of its kind addressing AI and has been in development for over two years. Altman cited “technical limits to what’s possible” and noted that either the company will be able to solve those requirements or cease operating in the EU.
Expanded regulations are set to oversee more general uses of AI, including chatbots and facial recognition technologies in surveillance. Altman expressed his preference for regulations that fall between traditional European and US approaches to AI. However, there is no sign that the US is moving in that direction. Last week, Altman called on Congress to implement regulations to address the risks posed by AI. ChatGPT, a language model developed by OpenAI, recently launched on Apple’s App Store.
What is the EU AI Act?
The EU AI Act is the first piece of legislation of its kind addressing artificial intelligence. It regulates high-risk uses of AI, such as medical equipment and job applicant screening.
What has Sam Altman said about the EU AI Act?
The OpenAI CEO has expressed concerns about the regulation and said that the company will halt operating in the EU if it cannot comply with the EU’s AI laws.
What are the expanded regulations around AI in the EU?
The regulations involve more general uses of AI, including chatbots and facial recognition technologies in surveillance. They require proof that chatbots are AI and not human and impose strict regulations on generative AI tools like ChatGPT.
Altman: OpenAI May Stop Operating in Europe Due to AI Regulations
OpenAI, the artificial intelligence-powered company led by Sam Altman, has warned that it may “cease operating” in the European Union (EU) if it is unable to comply with newly drafted EU AI laws. Altman expressed “many concerns” about the EU AI Act, which goes into effect next year and is designed to regulate high-risk uses of AI, such as sorting through job applications or in medical equipment. Altman stated that there were technical limits to compliance for the rules and added that either OpenAI would be able to solve the problem, or it would cease operating. The EU AI Act is the first legislation of its kind addressing artificial intelligence and seeks to regulate the general uses of AI, including the transfer of data to third parties.