The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it had opened an investigation into OpenAI, the artificial intelligence start-up that makes ChatGPT, over whether the chatbot has harmed consumers through its collection of data and publication of false information.
The agency also said that it was also looking into OpenAI’s security practices.
The F.T.C. demanded that OpenAI explain how it trains its A.I. models and treats personal data.
It is also reviewing whether OpenAI “engaged in unfair or deceptive privacy or data security practices or engaged in unfair or deceptive practices relating to risks of harm to consumers.”