Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, has suggested that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could be a global “regulatory sandbox” for AI technologies. He sees the UAE as a starting point for testing AI technologies and later developing rules to limit their use around the world.

Altman made his comments during a virtual appearance at the World Government Summit while speaking with the UAE’s Minister of Artificial Intelligence. He emphasized the need for a single policy to govern future advances in artificial intelligence and expressed confidence that the UAE will be well-positioned to lead global discussions on the regulation of artificial intelligence, thanks to its investments in artificial intelligence and key policies.

Altman is also seeking investors in the Middle East to back an AI semiconductor initiative. Despite significant investments in artificial intelligence by the UAE, concerns have been raised about its ties to China, particularly regarding a prominent Emirati AI company, G42, adjusting its presence in China to comply with US demands.

In addition to discussing regulations and investments, Altman also mentioned OpenAI’s plans to make additional large language models (LLMs) developed by the company open source. LLMs are deep learning algorithms capable of recognizing, summarizing, translating, predicting and generating large amounts of content. Altman also talked about developing tools for less wealthy nations that are unable to afford the high costs of developing their own artificial intelligence systems. Altman expressed his desire to have offers that make sense for these countries, giving them access to artificial intelligence services.

By Editor

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