Recently, OpenAI revised its usage policy to permit the use of its technologies in military contexts. The policy has been updated to remove the previous limitation on using its products for “military and warfare” purposes without prior notice. On January 10, 2024, the modification appeared to have gone into effect. The elimination of “military and warfare” from OpenAI’s list of forbidden uses implies that the business is currently willing to work with the military.
There is now a more general prohibition on using the company’s services to “harm yourself or others” under the amended usage policy.
It’s crucial to remember that OpenAI still has standards prohibiting unlawful activity and offensive content even though it has loosened its position on military use.
This policy change may create new opportunities for collaboration, as the US military has been investigating the use of generative AI.
But it’s important to keep in mind that any application of AI in a military setting would still have to go by moral standards and international law.