Generative AI, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, is gaining attention from the world for its ability to improve marketing, sales, business development, support, and programming processes through inputting knowledge into these tasks, and the potential to replace underperforming human workers. However, as expected, the DarkWeb has also taken notice and is attempting to use it to generate malicious code. The potential for ChatGPT to facilitate cyber attacks and support malicious operations is a concern.
As the world moves towards low-code, no-code and zero technical knowledge platforms, it becomes easier for cybercriminals to create malicious tools and code to exploit and hack. Just as it helps businesses on the positive side, it also makes the daily operations of sophisticated cybercriminals much more efficient.
OpenAI’s terms of service currently ban the generation of malware, but it is unknown if hackers will be able to bypass or circumvent these restrictions. In 2023 and beyond, we anticipate new cyber threats to emerge, with ransomware remaining a major concern due to its high profitability for criminals when sensitive information is encrypted and no backups exist. As the world moves towards the metaverse, cybersecurity threats will continue to evolve as well.
On the other hand, since Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI, we can expect to see how Microsoft will utilize it for their AI strategy, including positioning themselves to compete with Google’s dominance in web search. As new technologies continue to emerge and be introduced to the market, the only way to avoid being left behind is to learn how to use them and coexist with them. This applies not only to businesses but to individuals as well. Are you using them in your daily life and work? Those who choose to ban or ignore emerging technologies are closing the doors to understanding their role in the larger fourth industrial revolution (4IR) or Industry 4.0 world.
At CES 2023, we saw Sony partner with Honda to venture into the smart car market, showcasing a prototype of the car. Many people would not have imagined this cross-sector venture. As the world continues to change, companies that cling to past successes and do not take bold strategic moves will fall behind. The world is moving towards electric vehicles (EVs), only time will tell if Sony-Honda’s new smart car project is a smart move.
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