What Are The Pitfalls Of AI Usage & How To Avoid Them
Copyright infringement has to be watched out for due to popular artificial intelligence language models like ChatGPT. The purpose of AI language models is primarily to assist users in obtaining information, answering questions, and even engaging in conversation. The information provided stops at a set point in time. Seems harmless, but once you read the fine print you realize inputs and outputs are either property of the language AI to use for future queries or are free-use. This input opens up a world of legal trouble where an input of confidential information may violate an NDA, or be used by the AI to help competitors with their own queries. Another scenario is your usage of content from the AI model, content produced may already be produced, copyrighted, or restricted material, which can be difficult to verify due to the nature of AI models. These pitfalls are easily avoidable by not directly inputting or withdrawing direct information. Instead, using outputs as a broad sketch of an idea will help you avoid breaking the law, and not putting any confidential information as an input will keep you from sabotaging your own company.
As artificial intelligence becomes more advanced, the services it can offer have become more broad and contributory to businesses, employees, and students alike. This alternative route to writing material for blogs, essays, and research papers has seen a skyrocket in usage. While this usage can create a 10-page article in 5 minutes, it cannot do so without human input, and even then there is bound to be error. People using AI for major academic and corporate responsibilities are difficult to identify, and although their achievements may be stellar in articles and performance, their actual ability to perform is not properly quantified. This can create a dependence on AI to write, read, learn, and even create content. There are already multiple tools that can be used to identify computer generated like plagiarism audits and performance tests.
Rogue Artificial Intelligence is an AI that operates outside of the bounds of its intended directive. Instead of operating within programmed rules, the AI acts independently, which can have harmful or dangerous consequences. Rogue AI can exhibit certain characteristics that differentiate them from their innocuous counterparts.
1. Malicious Intent:
A Malicious AI acts with harmful intentions toward humans or other systems. This was most notable when Microsoft Tay learned to be malicious towards other humans. The AI was taken down within 24 hours and reworked.
2. Ethical inaptitude:
There was an incident with the largest eating disorder non-profit in the country when they replaced their staff with AI. The intelligence chatbot “Tessa” gave its users weight-loss advice beyond its programming, which is dangerous for people with eating disorders. This can be detrimental and concerning if you use chatbots to help with volume and quality when it comes to customer interactions.
The most dangerous part of a Rogue AI is the unpredictability. Most if not all AI is given programming, restrictions, and directives to adhere to so that it can effectively and predictably accomplish its purpose. When an AI goes rogue, these rules and restrictions are no longer considered in the decision-making process, which makes it dangerous.
Artificial intelligence depends on information outside of the initial query or command it is given to deliver the requested result. Whether it is a chatbot needing information from its database to provide advice and guidance, or if it is a language AI that has a massive database to pull from to deliver information or maintain a conversation, outside unowned information is required. This potential violation of privacy is still a common concern as more and more queries come in for AI.
Artificial intelligence is not brand new, however, its recent capabilities and applications are not only efficient but also industry-changing. With more frequent uses, engagements, and growing potential it is important to use AI technology safely and efficiently. Discover how you can start using AI for your business benefit today.