Congress restricts staff use of AI models like ChatGPT over concerns about security and bias
In a recent development, Axios has reported that the use of ChatGPT and similar generative AI tools in congressional offices is subject to strict limits imposed by Congress. According to a memo obtained by Axios, Catherine Szpindor, the administrative chief of the House of Representatives, has outlined specific conditions for the use of large language AI models in congressional offices.
Under these guidelines, congressional staff are permitted to use only the paid ChatGPT Plus service, which offers enhanced privacy controls. However, usage is limited to “research and evaluation” purposes and cannot be integrated into staff members’ day-to-day work.