Matsuno stated on Monday that the Japanese government is looking into potentially utilizing artificial intelligence technologies, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, if issues with privacy and cybersecurity are adequately addressed.
Matsuno, the highest-ranking official representative of the government, commented shortly before a meeting between Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida while Altman was on a trip to Japan. During the visit, Altman mentioned that OpenAI is considering establishing an office in the country.
Matsuno mentioned at a news conference that Japan is aware of the measures taken by other countries concerning Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has been temporarily banned in Italy.
Matsuno stated that Japan would keep assessing the feasibility of bringing in AI to decrease government employees’ labor following looking into how to address worries such as data breaches.
The convergence of Japan’s government interest in AI adoption and OpenAI’s potential office opening in the country reflects the global momentum of AI and its potential for positive change. It presents a unique opportunity for collaboration, innovation, and progress in AI. As we move forward, staying updated with the latest advancements and fostering a collaborative approach will be key to unlocking the full potential of AI for the betterment of society.