Index – Tech-Science – France hopes that Europe can compete with companies like Google
“The European Parliament’s position on EU legislation on AI – which is currently under negotiation – is very strict, and this risks over-regulation” – he told Politico Jean-Noel Barrot is the French Minister responsible for digitization.
As an example, he cited Google’s decision not to launch its Bard chatbot in the European Union: “The goal is not to create non-European dialogue systems in Europe, but to develop Europeans. However, we must watch trends and we must certainly avoid Europe falling off the map of the tech world.” “.
When it comes to Big Tech, France used to be on the hard side of regulation, for example trying to impose new regulations on US giants before the EU, and coming up with a slew of laws related to content production.
In the case of artificial language models—which refer to tools that can create new content such as text or images using helpers—the tone is quite different.
France is confident that by supporting its companies, it can compete with companies like Google and OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. Mistral AI, a French startup founded by French engineers from Google and Facebook, is said to be raising 100 million euros to develop models similar to ChatGPT.
In May, the G7 countries decided to launch a working group to develop generative artificial intelligence, focusing on governance, copyright, transparency, and response to foreign information manipulation.