June 9, 2023 12:28 am

Might 26 (Reuters) – OpenAI has no plans to leave Europe, CEO Sam Altman stated on Friday, reversing a threat created earlier this week to leave the area if it becomes as well difficult to comply with upcoming laws on artificial intelligence.

“We are excited to continue to operate right here and of course have no plans to leave,” he stated in a tweet.

The EU is functioning on what could be the very first set of guidelines globally to govern AI and Altman on Wednesday stated the present draft of the EU AI Act was “more than-regulating.”

Altman’s threat of quitting Europe had drawn criticism from EU market chief Thierry Breton and a host of other lawmakers.

Altman has spent the previous week crisscrossing Europe, meeting major politicians in France, Spain, Poland, Germany and the UK to go over the future of AI, and progress of ChatGPT.

He referred to as his tour a “quite productive week of conversations in Europe about how to ideal regulate AI!”

AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT, backed by Microsoft (MSFT.O), has made new possibilities about AI and fears about its possible have provoked excitement and alarm – and brought it into conflict with regulators.

OpenAI very first clashed with regulators in March, when Italian information regulator Garante shut the app down domestically, accusing OpenAI of flouting European privacy guidelines. ChatGPT came back on line right after the enterprise instituted new privacy measures for customers.

OpenAI on Thursday stated it will award ten equal grants from a fund of $1 million for experiments to establish how AI application must be governed and Altman referred to as these grants as “how to democratically determine on the behavior of AI systems”

Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru and Supantha Mukherjee in Stockholm Editing by Arun Koyyur

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Supantha Mukherjee

Thomson Reuters

Supantha leads the European Technologies and Telecoms coverage, with a specific concentrate on emerging technologies such as AI and 5G. He has been a journalist for about 18 years. He joined Reuters in 2006 and has covered a range of beats ranging from monetary sector to technologies. He is primarily based in Stockholm, Sweden. 

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