ChatGpt is officially unreachable.

OpenAi suspended access to the service in Italy overnight after the privacy Guarantor stopped the artificial intelligence software developed by the US-based research organization.

«The site owner may have set restrictions that prevent users from accessing», reads the page that until yesterday could be freely consulted.

«We actively work to reduce personal data in the formation of our artificial intelligence systems such as ChatGpt, because we want our artificial intelligence to learn about the world , not individuals - explains OpenAi, responding to the Guarantor's accusations that the use of personal data is illegal - We also believe that regulation of AI is necessary. We therefore hope to be able to work closely with the Guarantor as soon as possible to explain how our systems are built and used". And again: «Our users in Italy have told us that they find ChatGpt useful for their daily activities and we can't wait to make it available again soon ».

THE DOUBTS OF THE GUARANTOR - After the appeals of managers and researchers and the first complaints overseas, the first stop to ChatGpt has arrived from Italy , the artificial intelligence software capable of developing conversations with humans through machine learning techniques that is arousing great interest all over the world, but also many questions.

The Authority has opened an investigation contesting the unlawful collection of data from Italian users and has ordered, with immediate effect, the provisional limitation of their processing by OpenAI until the privacy legislation is respected. This is the first worldwide intervention of this nature, which could have developments in the rest of Europe also thanks to the coordination between the privacy authorities of the various countries.

The Guarantor notes the lack of information to users, but above all the absence of a legal basis that justifies the massive collection and storage of personal data, for the purpose of "training" the algorithms underlying the functioning of the platform. Especially since the information provided by ChatGpt does not always correspond to the real data, thus determining an inaccurate treatment of personal data. Furthermore, despite the fact that the service is aimed at people over the age of 13, the Authority highlights how the absence of any filter for verifying the age of users "exposes minors to absolutely unsuitable answers with respect to their level of development and self-awareness".

OpenAI, which does not have an office in the Union but has designated a representative in the European Economic Area, must communicate within 20 days the measures undertaken in implementation of what is requested by the Guarantor, under penalty of a fine of up to 20 million euros or up to 4% of the annual global turnover.


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