EU Industry Chief Thierry Breton has said the new rules on artificial intelligence will aim to address concerns about the risks of ChatGPT and ensure Europeans can rely on the AI technology, the first comments by a senior EU official amid concerns about OpenAI’s chatbot.
Just two months after its launch, ChatGPT, which can generate articles, essays, jokes and even poetry in response to user commands, has become the fastest-growing consumer app in history, according to a UBS study (SIX:UBSG) with data from analytics firm Similarweb.
OpenAI, a privately held company backed by Microsoft Corp, made it available to the public free of charge at the end of November.
Breton said the risks posed by ChatGPT underscore the urgent need for AI standards he proposed last year in a bid to set global standards for a technology led by China and the United States and used in mobile phones, autonomous vehicles, online shopping and factories.
“As ChatGPT demonstrates, AI solutions can offer great opportunities for businesses and citizens, but they can also pose risks. That’s why we need a robust regulatory framework that ensures reliable AI based on high-quality data,” he told Reuters in written comments.