Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) recently announced that it is using ChatGPT to draft regulatory documents. Minister Tetsuro Nomura said that MAFF is testing chatbots to simplify official documents and make them easier to understand.
Minister Tetsuro Nomura revealed at a press conference on Tuesday that “we will not give ChatGPT access to confidential information, but will simply be responsible for handling public information”.
The report that the department plans to use ChatGPT to update its online guidelines to help users complete operations such as government assistance applications. In addition, the agency needs to revise regulatory documents every year, covering thousands of pages, and ChatGPT will significantly reduce the workload.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is one of Japan’s administrative agencies. Its mission is to “ensure a stable food supply, develop the agriculture, forestry and water industry, promote the welfare of agriculture, forestry and fishermen, revitalise agricultural, mountain and fishery villages and the inter-mountain region, etc., develop the multi-faceted functions of agriculture, protect forests and promote their products, and appropriately protect and manage aquatic resources”.