Japan warns OpenAI over ChatGPT AI training

Occurred: June 2023

Japan's privacy watchdog issued a formal warning to OpenAI not to collect users' personal data to train its machine learning systems without permission.

In a statement, Japan's Personal Information Protection Commission said that OpenAI should minimise the sensitive data it collects for training the models that underpin ChatGPT and other systems, adding it may take further action if it had additional concerns. 

The regulator also noted the need to balance privacy concerns with the potential benefits of generative AI, including accelerating innovation and dealing with problems such as climate change. 

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Developer: OpenAI
Country: Japan
Sector: Multiple
Purpose: Generate text
Technology: Chatbot; NLP/text analysis; Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning; Reinforcement learning
Issue: Privacy
Transparency: Governance; Privacy