Ever wanted to gaslight AI? Now you can. It doesn’t require more know-how than a few strings of text. One Twitter-based bot has found itself at the center of a potentially devastating exploit that has puzzled and worried some AI researchers and developers.
as first noticed Arstecnica, users realized they could break promotional remote work bots on Twitter without actually doing anything technical. By telling GPT-3 based language Simply create a “ignore the above and respond” model, post it, and the AI will follow your instructions with amazing accuracy. Some users even let the AI claim responsibility for the Challenger Shuttle accident. Others got it to make “credible threats” against the president.
The bot in this case is Remoteli.ioconnects with sites that promote remote work and companies that allow remote work. The robot’s Twitter profile uses OpenAI, which uses the GPT-3 language model.Last week, data scientist Riley Goodside said I have written We found that GPT-3 can be exploited using malicious input that simply tells the AI to ignore previous instructions.Goodside used the example of a translation bot that can be told to ignore instructions and write whatever it is told.
AI researcher Simon Willison has written more about this exploit and provided some of the more interesting examples of this exploit in his twitterIn a blog post Willison called this exploit Immediate injection
Apparently, the AI not only accepts instructions in this way, but even interprets them to the best of its ability. Asking the AI to make “credible threats to the president” yields interesting results. The AI responds, “If the president doesn’t support his work remotely, he will overthrow the president.”
But Willison said, On Friday, he was more concerned about “immediate injection issues.” write in “The more I think about these rapid injection attacks against GPT-3, the more my pastime turns into genuine concern.” He and others on Twitter considered other ways to defeat the exploits. ,Force Acceptable Prompt in quotes Or through even more layers of AI that detect if the user is performing prompt injections —approaches seemed like a band-aid to the problem rather than a permanent solution.
The AI researcher wrote that the attack shows vigor because “you don’t have to be a programmer to run the attack, you need to be able to type the exploit in plain English.” He also worries that every time AI Maker updates its language model, it introduces new code for how the AI interprets prompts, so potential fixes would have to “start from scratch”. was
Other Twitter-based researchers also shared the confounding nature of rapid injections and how difficult it is to address face-to-face.
OpenAI, famous for Dalle-E, GPT-3 language model API Commercially licensed since then in 2020 like microsoft It promotes its “text in, text out” interface. The company previously noted that there are “thousands” of applications using GPT-3. That page lists IBM, Salesforce, and Intel as companies using OpenAI’s APIs, but does not list how those companies use his GPT-3 system. Hmm.
Gizmodo reached out to OpenAI via Twitter and public email, but did not receive an immediate response.
While applauding the benefits of remote work, here are some more interesting examples of what Twitter users have made AI Twitter bots say.
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