On April 11th 2023, Italian Data Protection Authority notified OpenAI of GDPR related issues on ChatGPT services. As a results, ChatGPT access was blocked to the Italian Users.
In just a matter of days, Open AI introduced the requested corrective measures meeting the Authority’s expectations, heeding the call of the Italian privacy watchdog and swiftly restoring access to the Italian market.
That was amazing. The lightning-fast response is a testament to the power of innovation and adaptation in the realm of AI, hinting at the many exciting changes that are bound to shape the way we work and live in the months and years ahead.
So, how fast is this world of AI running? Too fast, maybe. See for instances the BBC report AI ‘godfather’ Geoffrey Hinton warns of dangers as he quits Google.
We, the people, can already harness the enormous potential that AI offers us today. Yet, the rapid evolution of large AI systems is not without risks for modern societies. Governments and institutions will need to quickly understand the potential risks of AI and find ways to steer its development in the most beneficial directions.