OpenAI has recently updated its terms and conditions, lifting the previous ban on using its AI technology for military and warfare purposes. The company clarified that while its policy continues to prohibit the use of its tools for causing harm, developing weapons, or conducting surveillance, it recognizes the potential for beneficial national security applications.
An OpenAI spokesperson highlighted a partnership with DARPA focused on creating cybersecurity tools to protect open-source software essential for infrastructure and industry. This collaboration underscores the company’s intent to support national security efforts that align with its mission. The policy revision aims to provide clearer guidelines and facilitate discussions around such beneficial use cases.