AI-fueled search gives more power to the bad guys

Concerns about the reach of ChatGPT and how easier it may get for bad actors to find sensitive information have increased following Microsoft’s announcement of the integration of ChatGPT into Bing and the latest update of the technology, GPT-4. Within a month of the integration, Bing had crossed the 100 million daily user threshold. Meanwhile, GPT-4 improved the AI which now has better reasoning skills, is more accurate and has the ability to see images.

When ChatGPT was released in November 2022, hackers quickly jumped on the technology to help them write more convincing phishing emails and exploit code, but that was the old ChatGPT. According to Open AI, the new AI’s bar exam score rose from the 10% to 90%, its medical knowledge score went from 53% to 75%, its quantitative GRE score rose from 25% to 80%, and the list goes on.

In other words, it’s already better than humans at most tests of knowledge and reasoning — and it can do it in the blink of an eye, for free, for anyone on the planet, in all the major languages.

Read full article at CSO magazine.