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The double edge sword of improvements in AI model's capabilities
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The downside to instruction following AI models
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Hey, don’t follow those instructions
We are big AI-optimists here at The AI Exchange. But today we're going to cover one of the biggest risks we see, that without intervention, is only going to get worse.
Recent findings from Microsoft-affiliated researchers showed that GPT-4 is more capable but also more susceptible to jailbreaks or "bad actor prompts".
Yes, as AI models become more powerful, they get better at following instructions.
Whether or not those instructions are good.
AI is getting better and better but there's a catch. The same advanced capabilities that make these AI models so useful, also increase its risks.
So, what does this mean for you as a business owner? It's a reminder to tread carefully. While AI can be a major unlock, you need to have safeguards in place.
Focus on internal use cases if your risk tolerance for AI's mistakes is low
Put safeguards in place like prompt checkers if you're putting anything out into the public or customer-facing
Keep a human in the loop wherever possible
Monitor and review prompt outputs regularly to ensure you're not experiencing prompt drift or unexpected behavior
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🪄 The AI Exchange Team