I’ve recently read What does GPT-3 “know” about me?  in the MIT Technology Review, and it made me wonder.

AI technologies such as GPT-3 and OPT-175B have the potential to revolutionize industries and improve our daily lives. However, it’s important to also consider the potential implications for personal privacy.

AI being a threat to privacy, generated by DALL-E 2

Generative AI being a threat for privacy, generated by DALL•E 2.

GPT-3, OPT-175B and other large language models (LLM’s) are trained using vast amounts of publicly available data gathered from the internet, which inevitably includes sensitive personal information such as addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers. While these tech companies do not disclose the specific datasets used to build their models, the fact remains that this personal data is being used as a resource and can potentially be retrieved or reasoned on.

In addition, the lack of privacy-regulation in the field of AI is concerning. As AI technologies continue to advance and become more integrated into our daily lives, it’s crucial that we also address the need for strong privacy protections and regulatory frameworks to ensure the responsible use of these technologies.