After being dismissed from his position, Sam Altman, the former director of OpenAI, the company which launched the ChatGPT platform, received a message of support from the Minister Delegate for Digital. Jean-Noël Barrot reacted to the ousting of the young American businessman by declaring on Saturday on X (formerly Twitter) that “Sam Altman, his team and their talents are welcome, if they wish, in France where we are accelerating to put artificial intelligence at the service of the common good.”
At the end of February, the Minister Delegate in charge of Digital Affairs declared that France was capable of producing content, in the field of so-called “generative” artificial intelligence, by “ensuring that the French language and culture are taken into account ".
Despite their success, ChatGPT and other interfaces capable of producing texts, images and sounds upon simple request also raise serious concerns about the dangers for democracy (massive disinformation) or employment (replaced professions), in particular. “We really hope that these tools will be adopted by creators and that they will help them,” Sam Altman said this week, regarding artists angry with OpenAI's applications. “Of course, we will have to find an economic model that works,” he admitted. "And we're going to need to allow people to decide whether they want to be in it or not."