Is OpenAI mishandling your data? The FTC intends to find out

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now turning its all-seeing eye toward OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT. This comes on the heels of reports that our AI friend has been spewing “hallucinations,” or as we like to call it in the real world – lies. GPT-3, known for its impressive ability to generate text so human-like that it could be mistaken for the work of a best-selling author, has recently found itself in trouble, reports the Washington Post. It seems our AI pal has been caught whispering information that’s about as grounded in reality as a unicorn on a hoverboard. These hallucinations can be anything from slight inaccuracies to full-blown misrepresentations of facts. In an age where misinformation spreads faster than wildfire, this raises more red flags than a bullfighting convention. Hallucinations are just the tip of the iceberg As if that wasn’t bad enough, the company is being grilled for how it handles its users’ data. According to The Post, The FTC has ordered OpenAI to provide details on the collection of data used to train its language models. OpenAI must also explain how it protects personal information from being included in these datasets. Violations could result in fines and the implementation of strict data-management practices, similar to what other tech companies have faced in the past. The timing was inevetible Image: KnowTechie The FTC’s investigation couldn’t have come at a weirder time. With AI technologies becoming as commonplace as smartphones and smart-ass assistants (looking at you, Siri), the accuracy of…Is OpenAI mishandling your data? The FTC intends to find out

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