Italy and ChatGPT have buried the hatchet and made up after OpenAI addressed privacy concerns that led to a ban.
Italy’s privacy watchdog banned the popular AI platform from being used in the country over concerns about how personal data was handled. The decision was controversial, with the Deputy PM saying the decision showed “too much zeal.”
OpenAI has delivered on a promise to address the concerns, and Italy has unblocked ChatGPT as a result, according to AP News.
“ChatGPT is available again to our users in Italy,” San Francisco-based OpenAI said by email. “We are excited to welcome them back, and we remain dedicated to protecting their privacy.”
The news comes on the heels of OpenAI introducing a number of privacy controls to ChatGPT.
While the corporate world is enamored with ChatGPT, and AI in general, many have a tendency to forget that large AI models are trained on vast amounts of data. Where that data comes from and what happens to it after the fact continues to be a source of debate for individuals, corporations, and regulators alike.