Microsoft is now an undoubted owner of the AI conversational tool ChatGPT developed by OpenAI. It was released in November last year and since then has faced backlash from a small sect of technology enthusiasts regarding privacy concerns.
The Windows software producing giant has announced that it will be releasing a new version of the Chatbot ChatGPT in a few weeks that will address all the prevailing concerns regarding privacy.
Readers should note the fact that the announcement came just when a few of its corporate users like Samsung and countries like Italy and Germany issued a ban on the use of the machine learning-powered tool due to a fear of data leaks to third parties and state-funded hackers.
However, the announcement also hints at the fact that the new version of the chat assistant could cost more than what is currently being charged for ChatGPT Plus users. Meaning, users need to shell out more if they are really concerned about their information privacy… well, such developments do take place when a service provider tries to monopolize the technology.
Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has already cleared the air that its latest GPT-4 version has stopped using customer data to train its AI tools. This gives us assurance that the data generated on OpenAI server platforms is in safe hands… hmm, at least for now!
NOTE: Technically speaking, these are all private companies, and we do not know what exactly happens behind the doors of the data farms owned by companies like Microsoft, Google, AWS, and such. So, the only way to deal with the situation is to act wisely, share only the details that are needed, and avoid personal data spills even if the situation demands.