Italy’s data protection agency said on Wednesday it would lift its temporary ban on OpenAI’s ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) technology if the U.S. company complied with data protection and privacy demands by end-April.
Rapid advances in AI such as Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT are complicating governments’ efforts to agree on laws governing the use of the technology.
Here are the latest steps national and international governing bodies are taking to regulate AI tools:
The government requested advice on how to respond to AI from Australia’s main science advisory body and is considering next steps, a spokesperson for the industry and science minister said on April 12.
Britain said in March it plans to split responsibility for governing AI between its regulators for human rights, health and safety, and competition, rather than creating a new body.
China’s cyberspace regulator on April 11 unveiled draft measures to manage generative AI services, saying it wants firms to submit security assessments to authorities before they launch offerings to the public.
The country’s privacy watchdog CNIL said on April 11 it was investigating several complaints about ChatGPT after the chatbox was temporarily banned in Italy over a suspected breach of privacy rules.
Italy imposed a temporary ban on OpenAI’s ChatGPT on March 31 after the national data agency raised concerns over possible privacy violations and for failing to verify that users were aged 13 or above, as it had requested.
Digital transformation minister Taro Kono said on April 10 he wants the upcoming G7 digital ministers’ meeting, set for April 29-30, to discuss AI technologies including ChatGPT and issue a unified G7 message.
Spain’s data protection agency AEPD said on April 13 it was launching a preliminary investigation into potential data breaches by ChatGPT.
The Biden administration said on April 11 it is seeking public comments on potential accountability measures for AI systems. President Joe Biden had earlier told science and technology advisers that AI could help in addressing disease and climate change, but it was also important to address potential risks to society, national security and the economy.