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ChatGPT, The Fastest Growing App in History, Banned in China

ChatGPT, The FastesChina, has made a surprising ban for the popular popular chat bot ChatGPT. Artificial intelligence-based ChatGPT and similar services will now be subject to permission.

ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence robot developed by the OpenAI company, has brought many discussions with its increasing popularity. So much so that the chatbot, which was restricted in some schools, has now received news of a new ban from China. State-owned media outlet China Daily believes ChatGPT is spreading misinformation that could harm Chinese sovereignty.

ChatGPT Now Banned in China

Reportedly, China has ordered tech giants such as Tencent and Alibaba to shut down ChatGPT services, whether directly or third-party. At this point, companies that want to launch any chatbot or artificial intelligence service will now need to notify regulators and get permission.

For those who don’t know, ChatGPT has become a Chinese and global phenomenon among the fastest growing apps in human history. Indeed, although the app is not officially available in the country, some third-party developers are reportedly releasing ChatGPT-based mini-programs and many users are accessing ChatGPT using VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Considering China’s attitude towards US-based technologies, we can say that the new news is not surprising. In this context, it should be noted that ChatGPT, which undertakes important artificial intelligence tasks, can also answer politically sensitive questions. Because Isacc Latterell, a US politician, recently shared a “controversial list”, which includes names such as Elon Musk, Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Also, China has recently started public testing of a chatbot called MOSS, developed by Fudan University. So much so that this application, which is seen as a competitor of ChatGPT, was disabled from the first day due to the influx of visitors.

Ece Nagihan

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