So, check it out, man. We got these two dudes from Micron, Nitin Negi and Chris Harlow, speaking at Boise Entrepreneur Week. And they’re talking all about this wild thing called generative AI. Now, for those of you who don’t know, generative AI is all about creating new content, like art, text, images, and videos. It’s like this super creative side of artificial intelligence, you know what I’m saying? One example they gave is this thing called ChatGPT, which is like a text generator.
But here’s the deal, man. There are some risks when it comes to this generative AI stuff.
Chris Harlow breaks it down for us. He says that sometimes generative AI can manipulate data or even create some bogus information. Like, check this out, he asked ChatGPT a simple question about chicken and cow eggs, right? And do you know what happened? ChatGPT went on this whole tangent and wrote an entire article about cow eggs. But here’s the thing, man, cows don’t lay eggs! So, you can see how misinformation can spread, especially when news agencies are using AI and accidentally publish that kind of nonsense. It’s happened before, man. And some businesses, including Micron, have just shut that whole thing down.
But, dude, it’s not just about misinformation, you know? These AI tools can also be used by hackers to create some serious malware and ransomware that can mess up a company’s cybersecurity. Not cool. And Nitin Negi, the other dude from Micron, says that even putting your company code or data into generative AI is risky. It’s like giving away your secret sauce, man! Once that data is out there, your competition can polish and process it to get a real advantage over you.
But listen, bro, it’s not all doom and gloom.
Chris Harlow and Nitin Negi are optimistic about the future of AI. They believe that as AI develops, so do the benefits. For example, they talk about how AI can be trained to identify cyberattacks and protect information. Like, that’s pretty badass, right? Nitin even mentions these closed-network AIs that don’t let your data leave your own software, but still have access to other public AIs on the internet. It’s like having the best of both worlds, man! And you know what? The U.S. Department of Defense is on board with this AI stuff. They’ve launched a competition for AI developers to create models that can detect and fix software vulnerabilities. They’re all about protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks, man. It’s a big deal.
So, the way I see it, we’re just scratching the surface of what AI can do for us, dude. There’s so much more to explore and discover. It’s an exciting time to be alive, man.