This is the final post in a four-part series on AI-driven Large Language models for managers. They were written with the help of ChatGPT. I “educated” ChatGPT on the topic and audience, described the posts I wanted to write, provided some details on each post, generated the articles, reviewed and edited them, used MidJourney to generate post images, and posted the results here.
As AI-driven large language models continue to evolve and become more widespread, it’s important to consider the potential risks and issues associated with this technology. While there’s no doubt that these tools have the potential to revolutionize the way we work and live, there are also valid concerns about their impact on privacy, security, and even society as a whole.
One of the primary concerns is the potential for these tools to be used in ways that infringe upon our privacy. As these models become more advanced, they are able to generate increasingly realistic text, making it more difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is generated by an AI. This has implications for everything from online harassment to propaganda and disinformation.
Another risk is the potential for these models to be used in ways that perpetuate bias and discrimination. AI is only as objective as the data it’s trained on, and if that data is biased in any way, the resulting output will be as well. This can have serious implications for everything from hiring practices to criminal justice.
There are also concerns about the impact of these tools on employment. As mentioned earlier in this series, some jobs are likely to be automated away, while new jobs will be created. However, there may be a period of disruption as the workforce adjusts to these changes, and it’s important to ensure that workers are not left behind.
Finally, there are broader ethical and societal issues to consider. For instance, as these models become more advanced, there are concerns about the potential for them to be used to create fake news or even to manipulate public opinion. There are also concerns about the impact of these tools on creativity and human intelligence.
Below is a good TED presentation called “The Urgent Risks of Runaway AI – and What to Do about Them“. I recommend that you watch this – it will give you a good background on where the risks and issues are and what we can do about them.
As managers, it’s important to be aware of these risks and issues so that we can create guidelines and best practices that ensure these tools are used in the right ways. This may involve investing in training and education for employees, as well as implementing policies around data privacy and security. Ultimately, it’s up to all of us to ensure that AI-driven large language models are used to make our lives better, rather than to create new problems and challenges.