It is impossible to imagine our society without AI. Tools such as ChatGPT and Google Bard are getting better and better, but at the same time also scarier. For example, what happens to the (personal, privacy-sensitive) information you give them? Both chatbots will soon have a feature that does not share this info with external parties.
If you are concerned about your privacy while using generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and Google Bard, there is good news. Both chatbots offer a feature (Bard at a later date) that allows you to share personal information to improve your user experience. All while this info is not shared with other parties.
ChatGPT, Google Bard and privacy
Plus users of ChatGPT have been able to get started with such a feature since July of this year. You tell the chatbot what job you do, where you’re from and what your hobbies are, among other things. Then the AI tool keeps this info, giving you more accurate answers.
In a while, Google Bard will also have this feature. Like ChatGPT, you then give the chatbot background information about yourself. As a result, you no longer have to mention what your goal is in every message. You fill it in once and don’t have to keep repeating it.
ChatGPT now available as an app. (Image: Sanket Mishra/Pexels)
Trust is good…
Additionally, if you don’t quite trust chatbots like ChatGPT and Google Bard, you can enter that you always want to see a link or source for every assertion the smart AI tool makes. That way, you can always fall back on sources to check the assertions for reliability.
When Google Bard’s new Memory feature will appear is not yet known. In any case, this will make the chatbot a better competitor to ChatGPT. New generative AI features are popping up like mushrooms, so it seems that the feature is not long in coming.