ChatGPT now officially available in Ukraine, says information technology minister Fedorov

18 February, 01:10 PM
Chat bot OpenAI (Photo:UNSPLASH)

Chat bot OpenAI (Photo:UNSPLASH)

The A.I.-based ChatGPT chatbot is now officially available in Ukraine, although it won’t work in the Russian-occupied parts of the country, the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov reported on Twitter on Feb. 18.

He said the Ministry of Digital Transformation had team worked for a long time to make the ground-breaking chatbot available to Ukrainians — including by sending official letters, making calls and having meetings with its creators, the company OpenAI.

As a result, Ukraine has been removed from the list of countries where ChatGPT is blocked. However, the program will not function in the territories temporarily occupied by Russia, so that the invaders can’t use it to generate anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

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Fedorov highlighted that ChatGPT speaks Ukrainian well.

“Thanks to the OpenAI company for the correct and completely logical solution,” Federov said.

“A country that fights for freedom and progress definitely has the right to access revolutionary technologies,” he added.

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