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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Copying with Microdirectives

Complying with Microdirectives

Representatives of OpenAI declined to comment on companies privacy concerns.

Generative AI tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT have been heralded as pivotal for the world of work, but the technology is creating a formidable challenge for corporate America.

Proponents of OpenAI's ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools contend that they can boost workplace productivity, automating certain tasks and assisting with problem-solving, but some corporate leaders have banned their use over concerns about exposing sensitive company and customer information.

These leaders are concerned that employees could upload proprietary or sensitive data into the chatbot, which would be added to a database used to train it, allowing hackers or competitors to ask the chatbot for that information.

A post on OpenAI's website said private mode allows ChatGPT users to keep their prompts out of its training data.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Yoon Kim said that while technically possible, guardrails implemented by OpenAI prevent ChatGPT from using sensitive prompts in its training data.

Kim added that the vast amount of data needed by ChatGPT to learn would make it difficult for hackers to access proprietary data entered as a prompt.

From The Washington Post

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Copyling with Microdirectives

Complying with Microdirectives

AI and Microdirectives

Imagine a future in which AIs automatically interpret—and enforce—laws.

All day and every day, you constantly receive highly personalized instructions for how to comply with the law, sent directly by your government and law enforcement. You’re told how to cross the street, how fast to drive on the way to work, and what you’re allowed to say or do online—if you’re in any situation that might have legal implications, you’re told exactly what to do, in real time.

Imagine that the computer system formulating these personal legal directives at mass scale is so complex that no one can explain how it reasons or works. But if you ignore a directive, the system will know, and it’ll be used as evidence in the prosecution that’s sure to follow.

This future may not be far off—automatic detection of lawbreaking is nothing new. Speed cameras and traffic-light cameras have been around for years. These systems automatically issue citations to the car’s owner based on the license plate. In such cases, the defendant is presumed guilty unless they prove otherwise, by naming and notifying the driver.  ... '