The Center for AI and Digital Policy has filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in which OpenAI, creator of the ubiquitous ChatGPT, filed a section of FTC law targeting deceptive and unfair practices. accused of violating 5.
“The FTC has a clear responsibility to investigate and prohibit unfair and deceptive trade practices,” Mark Lautenberg, founder and president of the Center, said in a statement. “The FTC thinks he needs to take a closer look at OpenAI and GPT-4.”
Not coincidentally, the FTC updated the law last month to include language directed at developers of artificial intelligence programs like OpenAI. The agency advised developers not to overstate capabilities, make false performance claims, or promise superiority over non-AI products without sufficient evidence.
The Center for AI and Digital Policy was established in 2020 under the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation. Founded by former Massachusetts governor and unsuccessful Democratic presidential candidate, the institute is now a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.
The FTC also warned developers to research potential risks and implications before release.
“Before putting an AI product on the market, we need to know the reasonably foreseeable risks and implications,” the agency wrote. “If something goes wrong (perhaps it fails or you get biased results), you can’t blame the third-party developer of the technology, and the technology either doesn’t understand or doesn’t know how to test it. You can’t say you’re not responsible because it’s a “black box” that didn’t exist. ”
Since 2017, the FTC has sounded the alarm about the unethical use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.
The almost overnight popularity of ChatGPT’s latest iteration, GPT-4, has cast many questions on OpenAI’s rapid dominance in the industry. The Center for AI and Digital Policy has asked the FTC to investigate OpenAI to determine whether the company complies with FTC rules.
The Center submitted to the FTC several prominent tech industry members, including Telsa and Twitter CEO Elon Musk, in a public release calling for a moratorium on the development of AI systems like OpenAI’s GPT-4 platform. A few days after co-signing the letter.
“We urge all AI labs to immediately suspend training AI systems stronger than GPT-4 for at least six months. should contain,” the letter said. “If such a moratorium cannot be implemented immediately, the government should step in and set a moratorium.”
The Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy Center is not alone in calling for an investigation into the rapid development of AI and the need for rules. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its own statement on Thursday calling for a “global ethical framework.”
In November 2021, the 193 Member States of the UNESCO General Assembly voted to establish global standards for ethics in artificial intelligence by adopting the Recommendations on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. The Framework aims to protect and promote human rights and dignity while acting as an ethical guide and foundation for promoting compliance with the rule of law in the digital realm.
“The world needs stronger ethical rules for artificial intelligence. This is the challenge of our time,” said UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.
Decryption The Center for AI and Digital Policy and OpenAI did not respond to requests for comment.