ChatGPT boss wants to scan eyeballs of billions amid AI privacy concerns

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Artificial Intelligence technology-based tools have raised concerns about privacy due to the rapid proliferation of Deep Fake Tech in online platforms. ChatGPT’s Chief, Sam Altman, acknowledges the potential privacy issues and proposes a solution to address them.

Altman believes that the responsibility lies with the individuals who use such evolving technologies, rather than the technology itself.

Recently, a scanning device called ‘WorldCoin’ has been deployed at various locations in Britain and 16 other countries, with plans to expand to 1500 cities. This device captures iris scans to create a unique digital record known as the ‘World ID’ within 20 seconds. The World ID serves as an anonymous passcode and digital passport for authentication into related crypto wallets, services, and applications. Users are rewarded with 25 cryptocurrency tokens worth £1.56 for participating.

However, privacy advocates express concerns about these dystopian practices introduced by Sam Altman and criticize the innovative ‘Orb,’ which facilitates new users’ participation in the OpenAI WorldCoin project. The project aims to replace pictures with codes, leading to comparisons with a scene from the recent “Barbie” movie.

Altman contends that this technology will reshape the US Economy by leveraging machine learning tools and even proposes using it as a voter ID in elections.

While AI technology holds immense potential, it is crucial to strike a balance between innovation and safeguarding users’ privacy. Addressing privacy concerns and ensuring transparent usage of such technologies will be essential for their responsible and ethical integration into various aspects of modern life.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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