ChatGPT Facing FTC Probe Over False Information Allegations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation into OpenAI’s ChatGPT artificial intelligence system, examining potential false information dissemination that could have adversely affected individuals.

According to a person familiar with the situation cited by the Wall Street Journal and a letter seen by the Washington Post, the FTC’s civil investigative demand is also inquiring about OpenAI’s data security measures, referencing a matter in 2020 where a disclosed bug allowed users to access other users’ conversations with the AI bot and certain payment-related details.

The inquiry, is also supposedly looking into the company’s marketing strategies, AI model training practices, and management of users’ personal data.

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