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Italy blocks chatbot ChatGPT, the superstar of artificial intelligence

In a press release published on Friday, Italy’s personal data protection authority warned residents that its decision has an impact Immediate effect It accuses ChatGPT of not respecting European regulations as well as not having a system for verifying the age of users or underage users.

This decision will lead to Temporary limitation of Italian user data processing from OpenAI Toolsthe company behind the app, she adds.

ChatGPT was launched in November and was quickly captured by netizens for its ability to clearly answer tough questions, write poems, and even computer code.

Funded by computer giant Microsoft, which has added it to many of its services, including Bing, it is sometimes presented as a potential competitor to Google’s search engine.

The Italian authority notes in its press release that ChatGPT March 20 suffered the loss of data related to users’ and users’ conversations, and information related to paying people who subscribed to the paid service..

She blames him too The absence of an information memorandum for the users, whose data is collected by OpenAI, but above all the lack of a legal basis justifying the collective collection and storage of personal data, with the aim of training the algorithms that run the platform.

Also, while the bot is intended for people over the age of 13, The authority confirms that the absence of any candidate for age verification exposes minors to answers that are completely inappropriate to their level of development..

The authority had also at the beginning of February banned the Replica app, which offers to chat using a specially designed avatar. Netizens complained of receiving messages and pictures that were very bold, close to sexual harassment.

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This time, we’re asking OpenAI Report the measures taken within 20 days In order to remedy this situation, Under penalty of a fine of up to 20 million euros or up to 4% of annual turnover worldwidethe limit set forth in the European Personal Data Regulation (GDPR).

This case shows that GDPR, which has already resulted in billions of dollars in fines for tech giants, can also become the enemy of the new content-generating AI.

Organizing artificial intelligence

The European Union is also preparing a draft law to regulate artificial intelligence, which could be ready by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, for implementation after a few years.

It must be said that AI feeds into much deeper concerns than just the exploitation of personal data.

European police agency Europol warned Monday that fraudsters are ready to take advantage of artificial intelligence such as the ChatGPT chatbot to commit fraud and other cybercrimes.

From phishing to misinformation to malware, the ever-evolving capabilities of chatbots are vulnerable to rapid exploitation by malicious people, according to a Europol report.

It can also be used to cheat in exams. ChatGPT was banned shortly after its launch in many schools and universities around the world. Large companies have also advised their workforces not to use the app, for fear of leaking sensitive data.

Billionaire Elon Musk and hundreds of experts around the world on Wednesday signed a call for a six-month pause in research into artificial intelligence stronger than GPT-4, the latest version of the software on which ChatGPT is based, citing great dangers to humanity.

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