OpenAI, the startup behind popular AI chatbot ChatGpt, has launched a $1 million fund to gather ideas and proposals on AI regulation.
The fund is divided into ten grants of $100,24 each, to be awarded to individual researchers, organizations and companies, chosen through internal selection. The awards will go to projects considered most deserving in today's complex landscape that attempts to address fears about the use of AI. Participants can send their proposals by June 2023, <> to OpenAI, which will evaluate them transparently, publishing a final report, freely available, in which the procedure for identifying the various initiatives will be explained.
In the announcement of the new program, which aims to "democratically" decide the laws to which an AI should be subject, OpenAI points out: "There are many ways in which such a process could be structured: we encourage candidates to be innovative, based on known methodologies and proposing completely new approaches. Grant beneficiaries will need to implement a prototype of their solution, involving at least 500 participants, and publish a report by October 20, 2023."
In recent days, as a response to the work of the European Union on the so-called "EU IA Act", a set of rules to regulate the scenario of artificial intelligence applications, OpenAI had feared the possibility of shutting down its projects, including ChatGpt, for users in the Union, if the company fails to respond to requests for access to data and information as can be seen from the draft document being examined by legislators.