In May, Sam Altman, the OpenAI co-founder, made the rounds in Washington DC encouraging lawmakers in Congress to regulate generative AI technology before the chatbots get too smart and start regulating humans, or worse.

Be careful what you wish for, Sam.

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into OpenAI focused on whether the startup has harmed consumers through its dissemination of false information as well as private personal data by ChatGPT.

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