The first Western nation to do so, Italy has banned and begun investigating OpenAI’s sophisticated chatbot, ChatGPT, citing privacy concerns.
Italy has become the first Western country to block ChatGPT, an advanced chatbot created by US start-up OpenAI and backed by Microsoft. The Italian data-protection authority cited privacy concerns and announced that it would ban and investigate OpenAI. ChatGPT has millions of users and can answer questions using natural, human-like language. It has also raised concerns over potential risks associated with AI, such as threats to jobs and the spread of misinformation and bias. OpenAI says it complies with privacy laws and has disabled ChatGPT in Italy at the request of the Italian data protection regulator.