‘It’s a wild, wild west’: AI technology brings new cybersecurity risks, experts say

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There are new worries that the growing use of artificial intelligence could put consumers at risk.


The concerns are centered around how people are now using their phones and the potential of being hacked.

The popular artificial intelligence application ChatGPT has exploded in popularity, setting a record by reaching 100-million users just two months after it launched.

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As more tech companies turn to their own artificial intelligence, cyber security leaders warn those apps could be the most susceptible to cyber criminals.

“It’s a wild, wild west within the AI world,” Dark Security Systems CEO Andrew Starkey said. “There needs to be some tightening up of regulations and laws regarding that.”

AI technology is expected to develop assistants that can browse the internet and interact with other apps on the user’s phone on their behalf.

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It’s meant to make life easier when it comes to shopping or finances.

Starkey, whose company focuses on cybersecurity, says people should constantly monitor what’s happening with the fast-changing technology, because it could easily be used to collect personal information from people.

“There’s vast consequences for that on a societal level,” Starkey said.

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With the help of AI companies, Congress is debating the technology in an effort to figure out how to regulate the quickly-advancing industry.

In order to stay better protected from the risks posed by artificial intelligence, experts say it’s important to make sure your devices are using the latest technology, including keeping your virus protection up to date.

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