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FTC Investigation of ChatGPT Aims at AI’s Inherent Challenges

07.17.2023

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent decision to open an investigation into artificial intelligence developer OpenAI and its large language models highlights many of the unique aspects of the technology, and how it fits into existing legal and regulatory frameworks.

The FTC’s investigation primarily stems from a complaint against OpenAI filed by the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy on March 30, 2023. The issues highlighted in the complaint are wide-ranging, but several recurring themes touch upon the fundamental challenges that are not only unique to OpenAI but also, at least in part, intrinsic to the underlying technology of LLMs as a whole.

These recurring themes include bias, harmful or offensive content, and the lack of transparency in how the LLM works.

Read the full article by Austin Mills as published by Bloomberg Law

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