ChatGPT is a language processing tool developed by OpenAI that can generate human-like responses to text-based inputs. It has various applications and has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate with machines and each other. However, there are security risks associated with using ChatGPT for confidential or personal information, and caution must be exercised when sharing sensitive data. The terms and conditions of using ChatGPT or other AI services may allow inputted information to be used by host companies for many purposes beyond a response to a user. Sharing sensitive information with ChatGPT or other chatbots compromises that information, leading to additional dissemination to unauthorized parties. Furthermore, ChatGPT may create incorrect but believable responses or reinforce biases introduced during its creation. Therefore, it is crucial to be mindful of the information we share online or through the applications we use and follow best practices for safeguarding personal and sensitive information.
On September 18, 2023, the Research Informatics Office (RIO) welcomed members from across the University of Colorado Anschutz community to hear from thought leaders and enthusiasts on the ever-evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The seminar featured 5 distinguished speakers followed by an engaging and thought-provoking panel discussion. We realized momentum towards curiosity, ideas, and solutions to some of the opportunities and challenges facing AI and LLM within our campus community and at large.