The CEO of OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT remarked that after visiting several capitals, he was “quite optimistic” about the prospects for international cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence.
“I came to the trip … skeptical that it was going to be possible in the short term to get global cooperation to reduce existential risk but I am now wrapping up the trip feeling quite optimistic we can get it done,” Sam Altman said to students in Tokyo.
The usage of generative AI, which can generate text and images and is inspiring both excitement and worry about its potential to transform a wide range of businesses, is being regulated by regulators who are frantically trying to adjust current standards and set new norms.
While the United States is leaning towards adjusting current rules for AI rather than drafting new legislation, the European Union is pressing forward with its drafted AI Act, which is anticipated to become law this year.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a visit to Japan in April, Altman expressed his interest in setting up a local office.
Despite the fact that its major manufacturing players are investing heavily in automation technology, Japan is viewed as a laggard in the kinds of AI services that are currently garnering interest from consumers.
Before heading back to the United States, Altman is scheduled to visit Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia.