Ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is welcome in France, French Digital Minister Jean-Noël Barrot stated on Saturday, a day after the creator of ChatGPT fired Altman.
“Sam Altman, his staff and their abilities are welcome in France, the place we’re accelerating [efforts] to place synthetic intelligence on the service of the widespread good,” Barrot stated in a publish on X.
OpenAI’s board on Friday stated it had misplaced confidence in Altman, in accordance with a weblog publish by the corporate. He’s being changed by chief expertise officer Mira Murati.
Altman met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Might to debate the place of France and Europe within the international race for synthetic intelligence (AI). It was a part of a tour round Europe by the OpenAI chief to pitch his model of AI rulemaking, which additionally included stops in Germany, the U.Okay., Spain and Poland.
The EU has been making an attempt to come back to grips with regulating AI just about since OpenAI’s ChatGPT was launch in November 2022. The software program is ready to create texts corresponding to songs, scripts, articles and software program based mostly on written prompts.
Macron, in a video message to tech leaders on Friday, stated generative AI has big potential and that France plans a convention about AI in Paris subsequent yr, Reuters reported. He stated a “civilizational problem” for France is to ensure AI algorithms usually are not solely fed English-language content material.
“I need it to additionally replicate our French tradition and language and our mind-set,” Macron stated, including that France would open its databases to AI, whereas defending copyright and guaranteeing enough regulation, in accordance with the report.
Altman this yr has performed an energetic function in shaping the U.S.’s response to AI, assembly with President Joe Biden and different CEOs, and testifying in a high-profile congressional subcommittee listening to in Might.