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From AI Regulatory Sandbox to Global Impact: Sam Altman’s Vision for Unified Policy and Open-Source Technology


Feb 13, 2024
CEO of Open AI, Sam Altman, suggests UAE as a potential global AI ‘regulatory sandbox’

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, has suggested that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could serve as a global “regulatory sandbox” for AI technologies. During a virtual appearance at the World Governments Summit, he spoke with the UAE’s AI minister about testing and developing rules to limit the use of these technologies worldwide.

Altman emphasized the need for a unified policy to regulate future advances in AI. He is well-known for his work with ChatGPT, an AI technology developed by OpenAI, and believes that the UAE would be well-positioned to lead global discussions about regulating AI due to its investments in the field and key policy considerations.

These comments from Altman come at a time when he is seeking investors in the Middle East to support an AI semiconductor initiative. Despite significant investments in AI by the UAE, concerns have been raised in the US due to its connections to China. Notably, G42, a prominent Emirati AI company, is adjusting its presence in China to comply with demands from the US.

Altman also announced OpenAI’s plans to make additional large-language models (LLMs) developed by the company open-source. LLMs are deep-learning AI algorithms that can recognize, summarize, translate, predict and generate large amounts of content. Additionally, he discussed developing tools for less affluent nations that cannot afford to develop their own AI systems. Altman expressed his desire to create offerings that make sense for these countries and enable them to access AI services.

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