From Brazil to Nigeria, from Europe to Asia, Sam Altman, boss of OpenAI and creator of ChatGPT, has traveled the world in recent days to reassure people about the risks of artificial intelligence and prevent excessive regulatory projects. restrictive, especially in Europe.

While this tour exemplifies Sam Altman’s stature as a global AI guru, he must now respond to the fears he is provoking: misinformation, election manipulation, mass job destruction, creator looting, even global threat to the world. ‘humanity. The need to respond is urgent because Europe and the United States are working on regulation. The G7 countries also decided on Saturday to create a working group and, in Brussels, European Commissioner Thierry Breton suggested quickly putting in place an AI pact.

It is in this tense context that Sam Altman sent an ultimatum to the community authorities. Blocked for a time in Italy, and restricted by other countries, the chatbot could be hit hard by European standards and regulations. A heaviness feared by Sam Altman, as indicated by Time magazine. On the sidelines of a roundtable at University College London, the boss of OpenAI threatened to “cease its activities” in the European Union if his company could not comply with the new rules.

If OpenAI will try to comply, Sam Altman, who dialogues with European regulators, has “many” criticisms of the way the legislation was so far drafted. The latter might consider ChatGPT or GPT-4 to be “high risk” AI models, requiring them to agree to additional security requirements. “Either we will be able to meet these requirements or we won’t… If we can comply, we will, and if we can’t, we will go out of business… We will try.” But there are technical limits to what is possible,” he said. Stating that the law is “not inherently flawed,” Sam Altman added that “the subtle details here really matter.”