OpenAI chief accused of ‘blackmail’ in EU dispute

The European Union accused OpenAI’s CEO of “blackmail” for suggesting that new regulations could force the company to leave the bloc. OpenAI’s Sam Altman stated that they might cease operating in Europe if the AI Act was implemented. EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton dismissed Altman’s remarks, emphasizing the need for a clear framework to regulate generative AI. Altman’s comments come as AI technology, including OpenAI’s ChatGPT bot, raises concerns about its impact on industries, misinformation, and biases. Microsoft, which invested in OpenAI, hopes for a reasonable compromise in the final AI Act.

European Commission bans TikTok on official devices

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — The European Commission on Thursday banned TikTok on official…