FTC Opens Investigation Into ChatGPT Over Client Hurt Issues

The FTC despatched OpenAI a 20-page notification that an investigation was underway and detailing its calls for, as reported by The Washington Publish. The doc lists the Topic of Investigation as discovering out if the corporate “engaged in unfair or misleading privateness or information safety practices” or “practices regarding dangers of hurt to shoppers, together with reputational hurt.”

The Washington Publish studies that one of many incidents the FTC is investigating to find out if it violated client safety legal guidelines is the bug in OpenAI’s system again in March that allowed some customers to see one another’s information. OpenAI beforehand acknowledged that just one.2% of ChatGPT Plus subscribers have been affected by this bug. Even so, The Washington Publish famous that if the FTC finds that OpenAI broke client legal guidelines, the company might enact a consent decree to provide them management over how the corporate handles its information. As The Wall Road Journal additionally factors out, this doc asks OpenAI to explain how it’s combating the platform from producing “statements about actual people which might be false, deceptive or disparaging.”

OpenAI has but to reply to the investigation publicly. Nonetheless, some consultants, similar to coverage coalition Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich, stay skeptical if the FTC has jurisdiction on this space, by way of his assertion to The Washington Publish. Nonetheless, the end result of this investigation might have a serious impression on client AI sooner or later.