OpenAI CEO Meets Japan PM Kishida, Discusses AI Expansion


Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno stated that Japan is considering the adoption of AI technology, including OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, if privacy and cybersecurity concerns are resolved. Matsuno’s remarks came before Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, visited Japan and expressed his company’s interest in expanding to Japan by opening an office and improving Japanese language and culture models.

In light of Italy’s temporary ban on ChatGPT, OpenAI presented measures to remedy privacy concerns to the Italian regulator. Altman also discussed with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida the benefits and risks of AI technology during their meeting in Tokyo. Japan is evaluating the possibility of introducing AI to reduce government workers’ workload while considering data breaches and privacy concerns.

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