Kobe City 丨National First, Kobe City Establishes ChatGPT Usage Rules for the First Time in Japan

Kobe City
Kobe City became the first city in Japan to establish ChatGPT usage rules as an ordinance
-Trials scheduled to start in Kobe City Hall from June-

The City of Kobe has announced that on May 24, 2023 (Thursday), a revised ordinance that stipulates the rules for employees to use generative AI such as ChatGPT in their work will be approved and enacted by a majority vote. Announced.
*According to a survey by Kobe City, this is the first initiative in Japan to set rules for the use of generative AI in an ordinance.
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/120995/4/resize/d120995-4-1a7c20866419bfc85a83-0.png&s3=120995-4-440fbcad7fec1c16e21ef99c1fc4f760-2460×579.png] Some people point out that ChatGPT, which is attracting a great deal of attention in other countries, has the potential to change the way we work so far. Kobe City is proceeding with the revision of ordinances and the construction of a usage environment so that ChatGPT can be used safely, and on May 11, 2023 (Thursday), the implementation schedule for the positioning and utilization of ChatGPT was released ( https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000003.000120995.html). As for the positioning of ChatGPT in the ordinance, the “Kobe City Ordinance Concerning Promotion of Administration Using Information and Communication Technology” stipulates that generative AI, whose safety has not been confirmed, is not allowed to input confidential information such as personal information. We will add the following restrictions:
[Additional Terms]
Officials of Kobe City organizations, etc., shall not issue orders containing information listed in each item of Article 10 of the Kobe City Information Disclosure Ordinance among information obtained in the course of their duties to those listed in the following items. However, this excludes cases where the mayor determines separately that safety has been confirmed.
(1) AI chatbot
Equipped with intellectual functions such as learning, reasoning, and judgment by artificial methods, and designed to automatically answer the results obtained by utilizing said intellectual functions in response to questions and other instructions to the computer program. (2) Other items similar to the preceding item
In response to the enactment of this ordinance, Kobe City plans to establish a system for safe use of ChatGPT under certain restrictions, and plans to start trials within Kobe City Hall from June.

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