(CTN News) – The US company OpenAI – the company behind ChatGPT – announced on Monday that it will open its first international office in London shortly after emphasizing the need for regulations when using artificial intelligence.
According to the company’s chief executive, Sam Altman, the move would provide the company with an “opportunity to attract talent from all over the world”.
The statement follows his criticism of the EU’s proposed legislation on artificial intelligence (AI), which would have required businesses to disclose materials used to train their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.
The UK, on the other hand, is developing a set of regulations that will be pro-innovation.
The OpenAI VP of People, Diane Yoon, said, “We are extremely excited to be expanding our research and development footprint into London, a city famous all over the world for its rich culture and elite talent pool.”
In order to strengthen our efforts in creating and promoting safe ChatGPT artificial intelligence, we would like to create dynamic teams in the field of research and engineering.”
Last November, ChatGPT exploded onto the scene with the ability to answer questions in a human-sounding way, triggering an intense global interest in the latest AI-powered products as it had a human-sounding voice when answering questions.
Furthermore, it sparked a discussion as to what potential threats AI could pose to society and what kind of regulation is needed to mitigate these risks.
Altman said that he believed that ChatGPT artificial intelligence could create jobs inequality at an event at University College London held in May.
As part of the event, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated that artificial intelligence has the potential to “positively transform humanity” and to “deliver better outcomes for the British public in a broad range of areas to improve public services”.
There has been controversy around ChatGPT, which for a brief period of time was banned in Italy before it was restored again in April 2023.
Chloe Smith, the Science, Innovation, and Technology Secretary, was quoted by BBC as saying: “OpenAI’s decision to expand into London as their first international office is another vote of confidence in Britain as a leading AI powerhouse, and, as OpenAI herself pointed out, for our vibrant technology ecosystem and exceptional talent.”
According to her, the country’s AI industry ChatGPT employs more than 50,000 people across thewill continue to foster an approach that will spur growth and cement our position as global hub for artificial intelligence.