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AI's Privacy Nightmare
Like anyone else remotely interested in new technologies, I've been spending a good amount of time, more than I care to admit, exploring various LLMs and ML projects. Most notably GPT 3.5 - 4 and Midjourney.
The potential dangers of AI are frequently discussed, but privacy concerns are often overlooked.
While competition typically benefits end users, it appears that privacy is being thrown out the window. It's one thing to have a company know what you search for and therefore what you're interested in. It's a different one when it has millions of readily analyzable conversations that we've all willingly given it on a silver platter for its consumption.
A lot of us share everything with the model, even things we wouldn't discuss with our spouses or close friends. At this rate, our profiles won't just be our interests but also our fears, our intimate thoughts and everything in between.
Implementing privacy policies can significantly hinder the advancement of these models, which makes government regulation seem necessary. That being said, it could be circumvented, and even if regulation does happen, the damage might be too extensive to reverse by the time any measures are approved.
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