Don’t Chat With ChatGPT: Amazon’s Warning To Employees
Recently, Amazon issued a warning to its staff members regarding ChatGPT, a chatbot created by OpenAI. The article claims that Amazon staff members have been utilising ChatGPT to assist them with research and problem-solving on a daily basis. However, Amazon has advised its employees not to provide the chatbot any private information.
The reasons Amazon is concerned about its employees utilising ChatGPT are covered in this blog post, along with the importance of taking the company’s warnings seriously.
What was Amazon’s opinion of it?
According to reports, Amazon has advised staff not to store sensitive information on ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that can resolve difficult problems in a matter of seconds. According to an internal chat group that Business Insider staff members provided, Amazon staff members use ChatGPT for both research and problem-solving on a daily basis.
A corporate attorney at Amazon reportedly forewarned staff about ChatGPT after observing how closely it resembled internal Amazon data. We wouldn’t want the ChatGPT application to contain or closely resemble confidential information (and I’ve already seen instances where the application closely resembles existing material), so the lawyer reportedly said, “This is important because your inputs may be used as training data for subsequent iterations of the ChatGPT application.
Because the chatbot may collect confidential information from employees as training data for future iterations, Amazon has issued a warning to its personnel over the use of ChatGPT. Engineers have been utilising the chatbot to examine code with positive results due to its capacity to produce training materials and respond to customer service inquiries.
However, there is a danger in ChatGPT picking up inaccurate or fraudulent information. The creator of ChatGPT, OpenAI, may eventually add new features, but a coding error could result in the chatbot being used maliciously.
Additionally, there are rumours that Google is developing a ChatGPT competitor, which could raise questions about the security of the data given on Amazon’s search engine.
“The main distinction between these two systems is that ChatGPT provides a unique response based on web sources, whilst Google Search provides a brief response taken from news articles and journals. The reader may have trouble locating the appropriate response or webpage because this ranking is based on SEO optimization”.
Given all above, Amazon employees should use ChatGPT with additional caution as it has the potential to leak sensitive information or provide inaccurate data.