A bug in the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT has allowed some users to see the titles of other users’ conversations, sparking privacy concerns. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman acknowledged the issue, saying the company feels “awful” about it. He assured customers that the “significant” error has now been fixed.
Millions of people have used ChatGPT since its launch in November last year. The chatbot stores each conversation in the user’s chat history, which allows them to revisit it later. This feature is beneficial because it enables users to easily refer to previous chats.
Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has announced that his team fixed the bug and will soon conduct a “technical postmortem” to investigate the issue further. The company feels “awful” about the error, but Altman emphasized that the glitch only allowed users to see titles of other users chats, not the actual chats.
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This ChatGPT bug is just one of many incidents that have raised concerns about privacy in AI industry. The increasing competition between Google and Microsoft in AI has resulted in a rapid pace of new product releases. This has raised concerns that mistakes or oversights could have unintended and potentially harmful consequences.