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ChatGPT Dark Side: Companies and Employees Must Prepare Now

ChatGPT is known as one of the most significant advancements in artificial intelligence since its launch on 30 November 2022. The introduction of ChatGPT and the effects it would have on everything from academic papers to writing to employment have been widely reported in the media.

Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) is a neural network learning model that enables machines to perform natural language processing (NLP) tasks.

Facebook took 10 months to reach one million subscribers, while Netflix took three and a half years. However, it took ChatGPT just five days to reach one million subscribers.

There are many opportunities for individuals working with companies to enhance their operations with the help of AI. Most of the operational work required to move old data and testing setups can be automated in modern transitions thanks to AI. Although chatbots that can respond to employees’ basic questions, AI can enable processing steps support in shared services.

AI is widespread and boosting innovation. The worldwide AI market is expected to reach a value of $1.92 billion by 2030, and Microsoft recently partnered with OpenAI(creators of ChatGPT).

Experts think that ChatGPT could soon oust Google from its long-held position as the top search engine. ChatGPT is recognised as a game changer in the world of technology. Unfortunately, despite its impressive features, ChatGPT also has a dark side that has alarmed many individuals.

There is a risk involved in moving too quickly that you can’t determine danger when you’re trying to take advantage of new technologies. Even while 81% of tech CEOs want to see better regulation, current proposed laws may not be able to proactively tackle some of the difficulties connected with AI before it causes unexpected damage because of the legal lag that comes with quickly growing technology. Due to the regulatory holdup, executives must take serious measures.

Attackers are using ChatGPT for phishing

As cases of security breaches and ransomware attacks have increased, businesses have started to worry about cybersecurity. This has made it more important than ever to secure systems.

AI can improve computer security by analysing attack patterns and separating the real threats. Unfortunately, AI is more capable at breaching any security measures that a business may put in place because of its intelligence, which enables it to defend against attacks.

Attackers can take advantage of ChatGPT by generating convincing phishing emails that are nearly impossible to tell apart from those sent by a real person. This can be used to get victims to click on malicious links or reveal personal information.

Spam detection and anti-phishing tools regularly scan the text of an email, for common indicators of fraudulent behaviour, including spelling and grammatical errors, especially those produced by individuals with poor English ability. These filters are useless against the phishing emails created by ChatGPT as the text generated by it does not include these errors.

According to research, AI-generated phishing emails are more likely to be clicked than ordinary phishing emails. This can be seen in the phishing email written by ChatGPT below, and this email appears to be 100% authentic.

Phishing Email written by ChatGPT
Phishing Email written by ChatGPT

Phishing emails using artificial intelligence can perfectly spoof the content and sender details. Even Amazon has noticed a rise in threats as AI has become better at creating very clever and personalised messages to convince a reader to open malware using personal information shared online.

The translation of the email into different languages enhances its ability to reach a wider audience. After reviewing the translation, a threat researcher praised its high degree of clarity and accuracy, even saying that it was better than other language translation they had used before.

What is next?

AI can more efficiently filter information. It is capable of swiftly and efficiently scraping data from different sources and producing a clear, comprehensive overview of what it has learned.

ChatGPT can write on-demand blog articles, news updates, and other material that would take humans hours to finish by writing straightforward content and generating it quickly. A real analysis of the potential effects of AI on business is still missing, despite the large amount of AI-generated information available. Although AI is capable of displaying “the what”, it fails to find “the why”.

Although artificial intelligence (AI) is a fantastic tool for compiling and summarising information into an easily digestible manner, there must still be a human aspect to serve as the link between the knowledge and the actions that may be taken in response to it.

The rivalry isn’t only limited to ChatGPT, but Google has announced that their AI chatbot Bard will be available to use soon.

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