A recent investigation, involving entities like Google DeepMind, highlighted significant privacy concerns with ChatGPT, the popular chatbot developed by OpenAI.
(Read more: OpenAI: Profit and speed trump AI security.)
The study revealed that through a seemingly harmless method, ChatGPT may be induced to disclose personal information such as phone numbers or email addresses.
This result arose from a data mining attack, which relies on continuous word repetition in ChatGPT. This type of attack exploits an inherent feature of AI models: the tendency to save and refresh training data.
Although in many cases the disclosure of personal data may be accidental and without malicious intentResearch has shown that this information can be forcibly extracted using simple techniques.
In response to this vulnerability, OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, has implemented new measures.
(Continue reading: Artificial Intelligence is a “danger to humanity”: the reason for the OpenAI scandal)
However, there is an interesting aspect that should be highlighted, as reported by Edgadget and other media outlets such as 404 Media, is that this warning is not yet explicitly stated in the official ChatGPT usage policy documentation.
This discovery and OpenAI’s subsequent reaction underscore the importance of data security and privacy in the field of AI.
(You might be interested: After firing Sam Altman from Open AI, Microsoft hires ChatGPT creator.)
While the measures implemented by OpenAI are a step in the right direction, the situation raises a critical reminder about the continuing challenges in protecting personal information in the digital age.
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*This content has been rewritten with the help of artificial intelligence, based on information from Europapress, and reviewed by a journalist and editor.
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