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ChatGPT and GDPR: Balancing AI innovation with data protection

OpenAI’s ChatGPT's ability to regenerate human-like text raised concerns over its compliance with data protection regulations. With other European countries following Italy's example, the article explores how ChatGPT complies with the GDPR and its impact on the future of generative AI.

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How search engines make money and why being the default search engine matters

A critical question arises about the underlying business model of online search engines like Google, Bing, Baidu, Yandex, and Yahoo.

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Why authorities are investigating ChatGPT: The top 3 reasons

With its ability to replicate human-like responses in text-based interactions, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been hailed as a breakthrough in AI technology. But governments aren’t entirely sold on it. So what’s worrying them?

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DW Weekly #113 – 29 May 2023

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was in the news again, not only because of the European tour he’s embarked on, but over things he said and wrote last week. In other news, Microsoft president Brad Smith joined in the private sector’s call for regulating AI. Meta was hit with a historic fine over data mishandling, while the Five Eyes have attributed a recent spate of cyberattacks to China.


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