GCHQ spy chiefs warn Microsoft’s ChatGPT and other AI chatbots pose a security risk – as City law firm bans workers from using it in case client data is leaked

Spy organisation GCHQ says Artificial Intelligence powered chatbots like ChatGPT are emerging security threats.

In a blog post yesterday the National Cyber Security Centre says companies operating the technology – like Microsoft and Google – are able to read questions typed into the chatbots.

The centre admits that with any emerging technology, there is always concern around how secure it is.

And it advises users not to include sensitive information in queries or anything that could lead to issues if everyone saw them.

The blog points out: ‘The query be visible to the organisation providing the LLM (so in the case of ChatGPT, to OpenAI).

‘Those queries are stored and will almost certainly be used for developing the LLM service or model at some point.

‘This could mean that the LLM provider (or its partners/contractors) are able to read queries, and may incorporate them in some way into future versions. As such, the terms of use and privacy policy need to be thoroughly understood before asking sensitive questions.’

The Telegraph reports City firm Mishcon de Reya has banned its lawyers from typing client data into ChatGPT over security fears, as has Accenture.

It was revealed on Monday that ChatGPT will soon be able to do much more than send human-like text messages.

In September, rival tech giant Meta unveiled its own AI system that generates videos from text prompts
'Make-A-Video' was trained on images with captions to help it learn about the world and how it is described, and unlabeled videos to determine how the world moves

In September, rival tech giant Meta unveiled its own AI system that generates videos from text prompts. ‘Make-A-Video’ was trained on images with captions to help it learn about the world and how it is described, and unlabeled videos to determine how the world moves

A Microsoft executive has revealed that the next version – set to be released this week – will be able to turn text prompts into unique videos.

The tech giant has invested heavily in ChatGPT, and has already unveiled a host of new products which incorporate it as an AI assistant, like search engine Bing.

But this updated version, dubbed GPT-4 and tipped to launch on Thursday, will have ‘multimodal models’, according to Microsoft Germany CTO Andreas Braun.

This means that it will be able to generate content in multiple formats, like audio clips, images and video clips, from a text prompt.

ChatGPT is a large language model that has been trained on a massive amount of text data, allowing it to generate human-like text responses to a given prompt.

AUKUS nuclear pact ‘great news’ for global security: British premier

First UK submarines will be delivered in late 2030s, according to official statement

U.S. President Joe Biden (C), Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom (R) and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia (L) arrive for the Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) Partnership meeting at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California, United States on March, 13, 2023.


British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday that the AUKUS nuclear pact has been “great news” for both global security and British jobs. 

AUKUS is a three-way strategic defense alliance between Australia, the UK and the US initially to build a class of nuclear-propelled submarines.

But Its primary objective is “to uphold peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and to deter and defend against rapidly evolving threats to the international order and system there,” according to the US White House.

It is also designed to enhance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, where the rise of China is seen as a growing threat, and to develop wider technologies.

“The AUKUS partnership, and the submarines we are building in British shipyards, are a tangible demonstration of our commitment to global security. This partnership was founded on the bedrock of our shared values and resolute focus on upholding stability in the Indo-Pacific and beyond,” Sunak said in a statement.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the pact will support thousands of jobs across the UK, particularly in the northwest of England, adding “this endeavor will boost prosperity across our country and showcase the prowess of British industry to our allies and partners.”

A new fleet of submarines will be built by the UK and Australia based on the UK’s nuclear-powered submarine design.

The first UK submarines will be delivered in the late 2030s to replace the current Astute-Class vessels and the first Australian submarines will follow in the early 2040s.

The agreement is seen by many as significant because it marks the first time the US has shared nuclear propulsion technology with an ally other than the UK.

In 2021, as a result of this alliance, Australia decided to cancel a contract with France which was awarded in 2016 to build 12 diesel electric-powered submarines to replace its existing Collins Class submarine fleet.

Ukrainians’ Google Searches Reveal a Year of Fear and Hope

Digital traces including social posts and search queries like “How many tank squadrons?” capture a population’s struggle to survive war.

Residents of Irpin, Ukraine, flee Russian forces entering the city on March 07, 2022.PHOTOGRAPH: CHRIS MCGRATH/GETTY IMAGES

PEOPLE TYPE THEIR most private fears and immediate needs into Google’s search box. For Ukrainians battered by more than a year of war, what they dread and desire at least as indicated by their searches has not changed much since the conflict began.