I tried using ChatGPT more than one month ago. Here’s how I found out on how Chatgpt wanders around the dark space of cybercrime, scam etc
On January 24th, 2023, I used this AI tool for the first time, and it totally blew me away, probably, in the same way people were blown away when first introduced to the Internet in the early 90s. It excited me for days, and I told everyone who cared to listen about this genius of a tool.
Here's my discovery so far. It does not do anything related to marketing using Chatgpt or how disruptive this technology is in content generation (which most people may already know online).
For those who may not be aware of what Chatgpt is capable of, I think of the analogy of it being my teacher who helps me open up my mind on what I can write without exerting too much brain juice in the middle of the night.
Here's what experience I have discovered on how people do dark deeds with Chatgpt as the following points in terms of plagiarism, cheating on tests, and deceiving people:
1. Plagiarism: Some students have used ChatGPT to generate essays, reports, or other assignments, passing them off as original work without proper attribution. In some cases, students have used ChatGPT to get answers to exam questions by inputting the question and hoping to get a relevant solution.
Even so, there is some debate that OpenAI is stealing the work and efforts of real people and not attributing. There's a term we use for this situation which is called IP Theft or Plagiarism. Every person whose work has been used by ChatGPT should be compensated for contributing to GPT3.
An important question comes to mind for educators as of following too. At what point is genuinely exceptional writing deemed AI or Human? Will students with clean, error-free writing have a chance of being falsely accused?
There is also an experiment by some educators using anti-cheating software to detect this.
The AI Text Classifier uses five grades to determine if AI wrote a piece of text or not, "improbable, unlikely, unclear if it is, possibly, or likely AI-generated." So far, the tool has only provided a "likely AI-generated" grade to AI-written text approximately 26% of the time. Because of this lack of accuracy, teachers struggle to approach their students when they feel plagiarism has been used because the results of the AI Text Classifier are so hit or miss, and they do not want to accuse an innocent student of such a tough act.
2. Deceiving people: Some individuals have used ChatGPT to create fake social media profiles or to impersonate someone else in online communication. This can lead to harm or exploitation of innocent people.
False ChatGPT interfaces have been widely used to steal money from unwary mobile users or infect devices with malware. Hackers are targeting Windows and Android users through phishing pages to steal their private data, which may include credit card and other banking information.
An example of this fraud or deception is the 🚁 The "SMS Pumping" Fraud Epidemic: Industry experts have cautioned that so-called SMS pumping scams, which take advantage of creating one-time passwords (OTPs) to generate revenue for cybercriminals, pose an increasing threat to business revenues.
Elon Musk mentioned the threat's scope last month when he asserted that Twitter is being "scammed" out of $60 million annually by phony two-factor authentication (2FA) SMS texts.
3. ChatGPT could be abused to spread misinformation
The use of a profound fake text does this misinformation. Deepfake text, generated text that appears to be written by a real person (similar to the above statement or scammer), can be used to spread misinformation or impersonate others. It can also create fake reviews, news articles, and social media posts.
Now here’s where I am thinking, “Should we be terrified of Chat GPT? At this moment”
As of now, I believe there is no concern in terms of how Chatgpt views its ethics and human light social humor aspect.
On a professional thought, and I have also typed this in Chatgpt, the answer prompts, "It is important to remember that using ChatGPT or any other technology for unethical or illegal purposes is unacceptable and can have serious consequences. Using technology ethically and responsibly is essential to avoid negative impacts on oneself and others."
In a social joke conversation, I have also experimented with typing in the Chatgpt prompt in what is 1+1 equals 3 in family relationship context"; the answer comes in 3 mathematical terms. When I translated “1 + 1=3” in a family relationship context of mom and pop together and producing the kid, the Chatgpt couldn't rationalize this speech context from a human perspective.
Also, the human brain is infinite in its learning capabilities, but we have one more trump card. The human spirit pushes us beyond our capabilities to survive against all odds, as Chatgpt cannot easily mirror someone's authenticity, language flaws, or even thought critical thinking aspect of a real person.
That's why I have no fear of chat GPT, or whatever cutting-edge technology will come in the future - because our humanity will always give us that leading edge.
And now, time to chew some popcorn and see if there's anything new I can discover by watching the Transformers or Ai Artificial Intelligence.
About the Author:
Elton Kuah is an entrepreneur with marketing combined with artificial intelligence knowledge who writes about digital marketing, entrepreneurship-related, and business trends in Asia Pacific (APAC).
He loves to be efficient and sometimes tends to challenge conventional thoughts with existing marketing technology. He believes ethical marketing can help consumers find excellent products or services to improve the world.
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