AI Chatbots Can Spread False Information: Poll | Be Korea-savvy

AI Chatbots Can Spread False Information: Poll

(Image: Kobiz Media)

(Image: Kobiz Media)

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire)South Koreans have high concerns about the potential negative exploitation of artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots like ChatGPT, despite finding them convenient, a survey showed Thursday.

The Korea Press Foundation surveyed 1,000 Korean adults, finding that among those who had tried ChatGPT, 89.6 percent said it was convenient and 87.2 percent said its answers were useful.

The survey asked respondents for their opinions on the degree of usefulness in seven areas where ChatGPT can be used.

For data collection and search, 90.5 percent of respondents said the degree of usefulness was very high or relatively high.

In data generation and processing, 88.5 percent had high expectations for its use. Additionally, 88.1 percent said it would be useful for translation, recording and data compilation.

However, 90.1 percent of the respondents said that the risk of academic misconduct, such as submitting assignments or cover letters written by AI, would be very or somewhat serious.

Also of concern, 88.7 percent said that there would be a risk of copyright infringement, since AIs can answer by using others’ works, and 88.6 percent said that false answers generated by AI could lead to the spread of false information.

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