ChatGPT maker opens London office, as OpenAI sued for data scraping

28/06/2023 | The Guardian

OpenAI has announced that it will be opening its first international office in London, UK. The office will focus on research and engineering, with a particular emphasis on creating safe artificial general intelligence (AGI), which OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman described as "generally smarter than humans". The company has not yet revealed when the office will open or how many people it will employ, but it has advertised four positions so far. 

Chloe Smith, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, welcomed OpenAI's announcement calling it a "vote of confidence for Britain as an AI powerhouse.”

In related news, The Washington Post reports that a San Francisco-based law firm is filing a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI, claiming that ChatGPT has violated the copyrights and privacy of "countless people" when it scraped user data to train its algorithms from social media comments and blog posts. 

Read Full Story
Open AI ChatGPT

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.