WHAT IS GPT-3?
CHAT GPT is a form of Artificial Intelligence by Open AI. It has been trained with massive sets of existing text for the purposes of language processing. GPT-3 means that this is the third iteration of the Generative Pre-trained Transformer. This version uses deep learning and natural language processing techniques so well that it can form coherent and very convincing pieces of text on a wide range of subjects, and it can do so in many different styles of writing. Its advanced language learning and generation capabilities, along with the size of GPT-3, make it one of the most advanced AI models today. For these reasons, it is currently used in a wide range of applications, from customer service bots to language translation. From virtual assistants to content creation.
GPT-3 finds use in many different sectors:
- Content creation – GPT-3 is being used by businesses to generate large amounts of content easily. These can be anything from articles, to blog posts or any other type of content. It also reduces the time and effort needed for the same.
- Customer Services – Because of its advanced language generation abilities, GPT-3 can respond to support requests and customers’ inquiries. It is well suited for customer chatbots because it has been able to respond in a very natural, human-like manner.
- Education – GPT-3 can assist with writing assignments and research, as also with helping to form questions and quizzes for practice.
- Healthcare – It can assist doctors in healthcare applications with things like diagnosis and treatment plans, as also with generating and analyzing medical images and reports.
- Language translations – GPT-3, with its vast reservoir of language generation capabilities, is very well suited for language translation services. It can automatically translate text from one language to another.
- Marketing – GPT-3 also allows businesses to create engaging and targeted marketing content by generating product descriptions and creating ad copy and other marketing materials.
SCOPE FOR MISUSE
As can be seen, GPT-3 is a very powerful tool and it can be used for many tasks, like translation, summarizing, creating content, and virtual assistants. But since it is so advanced and it has all these capabilities, it can also be used for nefarious purposes by bad actors.
- Abusive/inflammatory rhetoric: The very language generating capabilities that allow it to be used effectively by businesses can also be used to create very convincing misinformation which can then be distributed online through social media and other platforms.
- Bias amplification: The training data used to develop GPT-3 can be used to create content and if this data is biased, then that bias will get amplified in any output that is generated.
- Impersonation and intellectual property theft: Because GPT-3 can be used to mimic the writing style as well as the patterns of an individual, it can be used to impersonate an individual causing fraud or identity theft, just as easily as it can be used to generate content that can infringe copyright or other forms of intellectual property.
- Spreading fake news/propaganda: Since it is an advanced tool, GPT-3 makes it easy for bad actors to create very convincing false narratives and fake news that can be spread to the public. This then manipulates opinion because most people are likely to believe something just because its written, without paying any attention to the source of such information.
As with all instances of AI and advancement, ChatGPT and its usage has raised some concerns.
- Skillset obsolescence: Since GPT-3 is an advanced AI technology, its rapid evolution and the scope of its capabilities leads many, like programmers, to believe that they will become outdated as GPT-3 can do their jobs much more precisely and at a lower cost.
- This also leads to a lot of uncertainty, as many jobs will fall prey to the rapid pace of change in the technological world.
- GPT-3’s advanced language generation and comprehension skills also make it easier for organizations to automate tasks that were left to humans before.
- Ultimately, automation will cause many people to lose their jobs, as companies realize that they are able to automate tasks that were left to humans.
In light of these occurrences, OpenAI has implemented various measures to help mitigate these risks:
- Awareness and Access control: OpenAI actively engages with its customers, as well as other stakeholders and the general public, to raise awareness of the risks associated with GPT-3, as also to encourage fair and responsible usage. To this end, it has implemented strict access controls that enables only responsible and trusted individuals and organizations to access GPT-3.
- Ethical guidelines: OpenAI has established ethical guidelines that inform the user about responsible usage and prohibited content, so that users can continue to use the service without any hassles. To this end, OpenAI also works with experts in the field of AI and ethics, so that any potential risks can be identified and measures can be implemented to mitigate such risks.
- Research: Proper research is done by OpenAI, with the goal of reducing misinformation, and mitigating instances of inaccurate and inappropriate content.
- Usage Monitoring: Open AI also monitors how GPT-3 is used, as well as the 000kind of content that is generated, so that any potential misuse can be identified and mitigated. These measures are there to help keep Chat-GPT3 secure and open to all, so that anyone who wishes to use the service can do so safely and responsibly.
As AI continues to evolve and becomes ever more ubiquitous, it will find use in many other new and innovative fields. There have already been various reports of how college students have gotten GPT-3 to write term papers for them, and the veracity of these papers cannot be questioned because GPT-3 uses a way of writing that is very “human-like’. GPT-3 is here to stay, and it is already being used for both good AND bad purposes.
Hopefully, that will lead to people being more skeptical about information that is found online. Once they realize that it is very easy to manipulate them, and that bad actors will take every chance they get, they may start being more cautious about taking things at face value. Perhaps this is the kind of push that is needed for society as a whole to wake up and realize that as it gets easier to spread lies, one needs to be extra careful in the cyber world, as technology is clearly a double-edged sword
Author: Mr. Naman Sareen, Associate Researcher, CyberPeace Foundation