ChatGPT in Trouble: Why has Italy blocked the AI chatbot?


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Using ChatGPT is all the rage these days, but not in Italy – at least for now. The country’s privacy watchdog has temporarily banned the popular artificial intelligence (AI) software over data privacy concerns. Italian Data Protection Authority said on Friday (31 March) it would block and investigate OpenAI, the US start-up that developed ChatGPT, “with immediate effect”, reported BBC. The announcement has made Italy the first Western country to curb advanced chatbot ChatGPT, which is backed by Microsoft. Let’s take a closer look at the reasons behind the ban. Italy bars ChatGPT The Italian Data Protection Authority said it...