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AI Controversies that Rocked 2023

2023 has been the year of Generative AI. It turned our world upside down, with AI tools carrying out all the tasks under the sun. Poems, jokes, essays, songs, books, etc. which once were thought to be the creation of human creativity, can now be done by AI, a machine that too with such finesse and that too in a matter of seconds. It is like a genie, you tell it to do something for you, and the wish is granted within 2 minutes. 

The highs are high and the lows are so low. It can lessen your burden, and help you with your research but there have been many cases where AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard have spitted out wrong answers so confidently. 

There are upsides to ChatGPT like it lessens your burden a lot, it can carry out tasks that you find are menial, can also help you brainstorm, so that you can prepare for your next meeting. Having said that, it also lacks information on current affairs. Which in turn makes it less reliable. 

AI & Data Ownership Dilemma 

AI is fed a lot of training data, but the sources of the data are unknown. The companies don’t usually reveal the data they have trained their AI on,  let alone give credit to the owner. Because of this, there have been many cases where the owners of the intellectual property have sued AIs like ChatGPT, Bard, and Dalle. Many artists and writers have taken to their social media handles or in many cases courts to sue the AIs that have trained their AI without permission. 

The mystery of who owns the data or responses that ChatGPT gives out still hasn’t been solved. For some people, AI has served as a great ally who has helped them greatly. But for some, it is the culprit that has stolen their work and is feeding the same to others. No matter which category you belong to, it has taken us a whole lot of time getting used to it. 

Earlier in April this year, Samsung engineers leaked their internal source code of the company on ChatGpt. Following that, the company banned the use of AI at the workplace. Independent researchers estimate that 11% of whatever information employees enter into Chatgpt is confidential.

A well-meaning employee doing his/her work may inadvertently reveal the company’s plans. Because ChatGPT is integrated into various other plugins the issue of data leakage is more serious than you think. OpenAI has also gone on to say that it may disclose user’s personal information without them knowing to other third parties.   

We can’t turn a blind eye to ChatGPT and the opportunities it brings. So it’s important to assess the risk tolerance concerning the widespread use of AI tools your company is capable of. Stakeholders should decide on areas where AI tools can and cannot be used. 

The Open AI Drama

OpenAI fired its CEO Sam Altman which unfolded a series of drama. This led to many of the employees of OpenAI resigning. Microsoft later announced that Sam Altman would join as a project head at their headquarters. This doesn’t end here, he rejoined OpenAI within 2 days after getting fired by the board. 

In conclusion, what we miss out on is that AI will also create many job opportunities in the future. AI engineer, data engineer, big data engineer, and the best of them all Prompt data engineer will be the most in-demand jobs in the future.

These technologies are made to help us and make our lives easier and we must let it become our helping hand and not our destruction. 

(Author: Karishma Chandnani is a Content Writer at TechDoQuest. She offers refreshing & youthful perspective to the topics she writes about)

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