The Center for AI and Digital Policy, a non-profit research organization, has urged the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate OpenAI, claiming the startup violated trade laws by releasing GPT-4. .
with complaints [PDF] In a filing Thursday with the Consumer Watchdog, CAIDP called on stakeholders to investigate and possibly regulate OpenAI’s generative AI technology, particularly its latest GPT-4 model.
“The Federal Trade Commission has declared that the use of AI ‘must be transparent, accountable, impartial, and empirically sound while promoting accountability,’” the Policy Center said. says. “OpenAI’s product, he GPT-4, does not meet any of these requirements. It’s time for the FTC to take action.
“Independent oversight and evaluation of commercial AI products offered in the U.S. is required. CAIDP tells FTC to launch OpenAI investigation, ban further commercial release of GPT-4, protect consumers and businesses. We urge you to ensure the establishment of the necessary guardrails for your business, and commercial marketplaces.”
The group highlighted the shortcomings and risks highlighted in the system card of GPT-4, a report outlining the technical capabilities of the model.
OpenAI admits that GPT-4 is not perfect. It can perpetuate prejudices, generate harmful text, and spread misinformation that misleads users. Startup CEO Sam Altman has even said he’s actually “a little scared” of the impact technology will have on society.
The backend system that manages OpenAI’s models was also found to be insecure, leaking people’s personal information and payment details.
Section 5 of the FTC Act prohibits “unfair or deceptive conduct or practices in or influencing commerce.” CAIDP misleads netizens by launching products that are “biased, deceptive, and threaten privacy and public safety,” despite CAIDP acknowledging the dangers OpenAI poses I claimed. OpenAI was also criticized in complaints for not being more transparent about its models and training data.
“CAIDP tells the Commission that it has launched an investigation into OpenAI and that the commercial release of GPT-4 is subject to Section 5 of the FTC Act, the FTC’s established guidance for businesses on the use and advertising of AI products, and that the U.S. government has formally It is a new code of governance for AI that we have endorsed and universal guidelines for AI recommended by leading experts and scientific societies.”
The group has asked the FTC to suspend all future commercial deployment of OpenAI’s GPT-based products and conduct an independent evaluation of the technology to ensure it complies with FTC rules before returning to market. I am asking you to The trade watchdog recently issued a statement warning companies against releasing overly hyped AI products that could be abused, but GPT-4 and OpenAI will be very difficult to crack down on. is.
register has reached out to OpenAI for comment. No, I’m not asking ChatGPT for answers. The reason should become clear by now. ®