Analysis: The questions the US Federal Trade Commisson has for the creator of ChatGPT

The US regulator has formally opened an investigation into the business

The FTC has formally opened an investigation into Sam Altman’s OpenAI. Picture: Eric Lee

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is in the crosshairs of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with the American regulator formally announcing an investigation into the generative AI business.

Here are the key questions the FTC has for OpenAI and Sam Altman, the company’s founder.

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