According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan will explore adopting artificial intelligence technology such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot if privacy and cybersecurity issues are fixed.
Before meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman made his comments to government spokesperson Matsuno. While in Japan, Altman disclosed that his business is “looking at opening an office.”
Meeting in Tokyo
Altman told reporters after his discussion with Kishida, “We aspire to… develop something spectacular for the Japanese people, make the models better for the Japanese language and Japanese culture.
When questioned about Italy’s temporary ban on ChatGPT, which was created by OpenAI, and is supported by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Matsuno said at a regular news conference that Japan is aware of other nations’ activities.
- Japan will explore adopting AI technology if privacy and cybersecurity issues are fixed.
- Japan will keep considering the introduction of AI.
- Altman examined the advantages and disadvantages of this technology to Japan’s Kishida.
After determining how to address issues like data breaches, Japan will keep considering the introduction of AI to lessen the workload of government workers, Matsuno said.
Following Italy’s restriction of ChatGPT, which encouraged other European nations to research such measures, OpenAI this week submitted solutions to the Italian regulator to address privacy breach concerns.
The San Francisco-based corporation stated last week that it was striving to build “nuanced policies against behavior that represents a genuine risk to people” in a blog post headlined “Our approach to AI safety.”
At the meeting on Monday in Tokyo, OpenAI CEO Altman claimed he discussed “the advantages of this technology and how to mitigate the disadvantages” with Japan’s Kishida.