ChatGPTthe OpenAI artificial intelligence tool, is in the spotlight. After meeting a few weeks ago ban in italy For not respecting the user data protection law, now, Spain is also considering prohibiting its use. According to the news agency Reutersthe Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has registered a request to the privacy watchdog of the European Union to carry out a evaluation of concerns raised regarding privacy about ChatGPT. In short, and as specified by the agency itself to ReutersThey want to see the basis for those concerns, now that scrutiny of artificial intelligence systems has increased enormously.
“The AEPD understands that global processing operations that can have a significant impact on the rights of individuals require coordinated decisions at the European level”explained a spokesperson for the Spanish agency to Reuterswhile detailing the request that the AEPD has made to the European data privacy organizations: «For this reason, in the short term, the AEPD has requested that the topic of ChatGPT be included in the Plenary session of the European Committee for Data Protectionso that harmonized actions can be implemented within the framework of the application of the General Data Protection Regulation». The Plenary is held this Thursday, April 13, but, for the moment, it is unknown if the issue has been discussed in said plenary meeting, or not.
Together with the AEPD, the French National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) has made public that it is investigating several complaints about ChatGPT, although, for now, it has avoided further details.
Several countries involved
But the AEPD and the CNIL are not the only government agencies that are concerned about the use of ChatGPT. Since the blockade of Italy, other countries like Ireland or Germany have shown interest in this topic, being inclined to ban ChatGPT if necessary.
The list does not stop growing. As reported The Wall Street Journalthe Joe Biden administration It has also begun to examine whether it is necessary to carry out controls to regulate AI tools, in a clear allusion to ChatGPT. In a first step, the Department of Commerce of the US country issued a formal public request for comment last week on what it called “accountability measures”, including the question of whether new AI models should go through a certification process before launch. This post also mentions how the Internet regulatory authority in China has proposed strict controls on the type of content that can be generated by platforms like ChatGPT. For now, OpenAI has not ruled on the matter.
ChatGPT It is the best known among the relational AI platforms that are capable of emulating and elaborating human conversations. Its launch on November 30 has triggered a wave of impacts. Microsoft it has embraced that technology and integrated it into most of its services, from its Bing search engine to office applications like Word or Excel. There is no doubt that ChatGPT has become the fashionable tool. Searches for this word, according to semrush, have already accumulated 2.1 million searches since its launch. However, it must be taken into account that ChatGPT is still in the development process and all the information that we are going to take from it must be reviewed.