Japanese government tests ChatGPT for website updates



Update, April 19, 2023:

Bloomberg reports on an initial test of ChatGPT by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The chatbot is designed to simplify documents and make them more accessible.

Specifically, ChatGPT will help update online manuals for filling out applications for subsidies and public assistance. This is said to involve thousands of websites, where regulatory changes need to be made each year. A labor-intensive update that will now be outsourced to OpenAI’s chatbot.

This is the first AI test in the Japanese central government. For privacy and security reasons, ChatGPT only processes publicly available information.


Original article dated April 10, 2023:

OpenAI plans Japan expansion and negotiates with Europe

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss ChatGPT in Japan. OpenAI plans to comply with European privacy laws.

Japan is considering the use of AI technology like OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot. To that end, OpenAI chief Sam Altman visited Kishida and briefed him on the opportunities and risks of the technology, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said, according to Reuters.

Among the issues discussed were privacy and copyright. Two issues that also concern Europe and the rest of the world when it comes to AI.

“We hope to … build something great for Japanese people, make the models better for Japanese language and Japanese culture,” Altman said after the meeting.


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