The inventor of the hugely popular ChatGPT, OpenAI, was charged with breaching section five of the FTC Act, which prohibits unfair and misleading business practices, after the Center for AI and Digital Policy filed a formal complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission.

The center’s founder and president, Marc Rotenberg, said in a statement:

“The FTC has a clear responsibility to investigate and prohibit unfair and deceptive trade practices. We believe that the FTC should look closely at OpenAI and GPT-4.”

Not by accident, the FTC revised the law last month to include wording aimed at creators of AI software like OpenAI. The agency cautioned designers against overstating their skills, making false performance claims, or claiming superiority to non-AI goods without sufficient justification.

The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, created by the former Massachusetts governor and unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president, is where the Center for AI and Digital Policy was launched in 2020. The organization is currently situated in Washington, DC.

“You need to know about the reasonably foreseeable risks and impact of your AI product before putting it on the market. If something goes wrong—maybe it fails or yields biased results—you can’t just blame a third-party developer of the technology. And you can’t say you’re not responsible because that technology is a ‘black box’ you can’t understand or didn’t know how to test.”

Since 2017, as blockchain and artificial intelligence have grown in acceptance and popularity, the FTC has warned against its improper use.

Many are criticizing OpenAI's quick ascent to industry supremacy in light of GPT-4, the most recent version of ChatGPT, which gained popularity virtually overnight. The FTC is being questioned by the Center for AI and Digital Policy to see if OpenAI has complied with FTC regulations.

“We call on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4. This pause should be public and verifiable, and include all key actors. If such a pause cannot be enacted quickly, governments should step in and institute a moratorium.”

Investigations of AI's rapid development and the need for laws are being demanded by a number of organizations, including the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy. In a statement issued on Thursday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) called for the creation of a "Global Ethical Framework."

By adopting the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, the 193 Member States of UNESCO's General Assembly opted to create a universal norm for AI ethics. By acting as a moral benchmark and foundation for encouraging respect to the rule of law in the digital sphere, this framework seeks to protect and develop human rights and dignity.

“The world needs stronger ethical rules for artificial intelligence: this is the challenge of our time.”

...UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said.

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