ChatGPT described as 'worrying' by UN chief: UN Spox
The application gained worldwide popularity after its launch in November 2022.
UN spokesperson for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday that UN chief Antonio Guterres called ChatGPT worrying and urged businesses to make careful investments.
"It is very worrying. This artificial intelligence technology can have huge amounts of benefits: in education, in science but companies need to be responsible on how the information will be released," Dujarric told a briefing, warning that data can be misused.
This comes after a data breach caused thousands of users of the intelligence application to be compromised on March 25 due to a bug that was later identified by ChatGPT's developer, OpenAI. About 1.2 percent of subscribers were affected by the leak, OpenAI said, noting that the figure is "extremely low."
The application gained worldwide popularity after its launch in November 2022. It gained its first million users within the span of only one week.
Microsoft said in January it is considering investing billions in OpenAI.
On March 13, a report from Bloomberg revealed that Microsoft spent hundreds of millions of dollars to build a massive supercomputer used to help power OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot.
The company explained in a pair of blogs how it created Azure's powerful artificial intelligence infrastructure used by OpenAI while explaining its systems.
While building the supercomputer aimed to power OpenIA's projects, Microsoft linked together thousands of Nvidia graphics processing units in its Azure cloud computing platform. This unlocked the AI capabilities of tools such as ChatGPT and Bing.
Earlier this month, OpenAI unveiled a new multimodal AI model, which it called GPT-4, capable of recognizing both text and images, as well as solving complex problems with greater accuracy.
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