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Uri Gal is an Associate Professor in Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney. I work at the intersection between digital technology, people and organisations.

ChatGPT is a data privacy nightmare. If you’ve ever posted online, you ought to be concerned

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Within two months of its release it reached 100 million active users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application ever launched. Users are attracted to the tool’s advanced capabilities – and concerned by its potential to cause disruption in various sectors. A much less discussed implication is the privacy risks ChatGPT poses to each and every one of us. Just yesterday, Google unveiled its own conversational AI called Bard, and others will surely follow. Technology companies working on AI have well and truly entered an arms race. Uri Gal identifies a significant issue not discussed in the current hype – this technology is fuelled by our personal data.

Subjects: AI, Information Management, Internet Trends, KM, Privacy