Making China’s EV dominance and ChatGPT more secure

Before most people realized what was happening, China became a world leader in electric vehicles. And the momentum has not slowed: in the past two years, the number of electric cars sold annually in the country grew from 1.3 million to a whopping 6.8 million.

The industry is growing at a rate that has surprised even the most seasoned observers, helping China’s auto industry to experience sustained growth during the pandemic. It has also boosted the country in its quest to become one of the world’s climate policy leaders.

But the story of how the industry got here is about more than just Chinese state policy. Read the full story.

— Zeyi Yang

How OpenAI tries to make ChatGPT more secure and less biased

Have you been threatened by an AI chatbot yet? For the past week, it seems that almost every news outlet has tried Microsoft’s Bing AI search and found that the chatbot is making up stupid and creepy things. OpenAI, the startup behind the chatbot’s language technology, has also received a lot of (probably unfounded) criticism from US conservatives who have accused their chatbot ChatGPT of having an “awakened” bias.

All this outrage is finally having an impact, and OpenAI has realized it needs to do more to reassure the public. Our senior AI reporter Melissa Heikkilä spoke to two AI policy researchers at OpenAI to learn more about how the company is making ChatGPT more secure and less crazy. Read the full story.