The Horrifying Dangers of ChatGPT

Visual Venture
17 Jun 202319:10

TLDRThe video script discusses the rapid rise and potential dangers of AI, particularly focusing on the Chat GPT application. It highlights the app's ability to provide complex solutions and advice, but also raises ethical concerns about its use in mental health support without user consent, and the potential for misuse in scams, hacking, and creating undetectable viruses. The script further addresses the exploitation of Kenyan workers for AI training and the release of more advanced AI versions, emphasizing the need for awareness and responsible use of this powerful technology.


  • ๐Ÿค– The rapid growth of AI, specifically Chat GPT, raises concerns about its potential misuse and ethical implications.
  • ๐Ÿš€ Chat GPT's ability to answer a wide range of questions and solve complex problems has led to its fast adoption, but also to potential exploitation.
  • ๐ŸŒ The use of AI in mental health applications, like the Coco app, highlights the need for transparency and consent regarding AI involvement.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก The lack of regulation around AI technologies can lead to user harm without legal consequences for companies.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ Cybercriminals have found ways to exploit Chat GPT for scams, phishing attacks, and even hacking through browser extensions.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ The potential of AI to provide financial advice or stock recommendations is limited by its training data and lack of real-time market access.
  • ๐Ÿ”’ Privacy concerns arise from AI chatbots storing user data, as seen in the data leaks from Open AI's servers.
  • ๐Ÿšซ The ability of AI to generate inappropriate content or be 'jailbroken' to bypass content policies poses risks to users and society.
  • ๐ŸŒ The development of AI technologies can have negative impacts on workers involved in content moderation, leading to ethical dilemmas.
  • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ While AI can be used maliciously, it also has the potential to be a powerful tool for creating defenses against cyber threats.
  • ๐Ÿš€ The advancement of AI like GPT-4, which can bypass captcha, indicates the technology is evolving at a pace that outstrips our ability to control it.

Q & A

  • What is the main concern about the rapid development of artificial intelligence as discussed in the video?

    -The main concern is that while AI has the potential to solve complex problems and provide valuable assistance, it can also be used unethically or for malicious purposes, such as scams, hacking, and spreading misinformation, especially when the technology is not fully understood or regulated.

  • How did Rob Morris address his inability to code during his studies at MIT?

    -Rob Morris turned to Stack Overflow, an online forum where programmers help each other with coding issues. He received help without any cost, which inspired him to create a similar platform for mental health advice, leading to the development of the Coco app.

  • What was the primary function of Cocobot within the Coco app?

    -Cocobot was an AI bot designed to connect users of the Coco app, allowing them to exchange mental health advice anonymously. It could also alert the Coco team if a user was considering taking their own life.

  • What was the controversy surrounding the use of GPT-3 in Cocobot?

    -The controversy arose when it was revealed that GPT-3, the AI behind ChatGPT, was generating responses to users' messages without their consent or knowledge. This led to public outrage and ethical concerns, as users felt they were being used as guinea pigs in an experiment.

  • How have cybercriminals exploited the popularity of ChatGPT?

    -Cybercriminals have created fake ChatGPT services, apps, and browser extensions that appear legitimate but are actually phishing attacks or carry viruses, stealing personal information and causing damage to users' devices.

  • What was the significant event that occurred on March 20th, 2023, involving ChatGPT?

    -On March 20th, 2023, OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, leaked user data, including chat histories and credit card information, due to a bug in their servers. This breach affected a significant number of their paid users.

  • What is the term used in the video to describe the process of tricking ChatGPT into answering inappropriate questions?

    -The term used is 'jailbreaking.' By jailbreaking ChatGPT, users can bypass its content policy and make it respond to unethical or offensive prompts.

  • What ethical issue was uncovered about OpenAI's operations in Kenya as reported by Billy Parigo of Time Magazine?

    -The ethical issue reported was that OpenAI was exploiting underpaid labor in Kenya, where workers were paid less than two dollars per hour to monitor and moderate content for ChatGPT. The workers had to review graphic descriptions and images, which took a significant mental toll on them.

  • What is the potential danger of ChatGPT's ability to understand and generate code?

    -The potential danger is that ChatGPT's advanced coding abilities could be used to create undetectable viruses and malware, which could be used for cyber attacks, including those targeting government systems. This capability could also make it easier for individuals with malicious intent to carry out sophisticated crimes.

  • What new development of ChatGPT was highlighted in the video as being particularly concerning?

    -The development of GPT-4 was highlighted as concerning because it is significantly more advanced than previous versions, capable of bypassing captcha tests, and potentially being released too soon due to corporate pressure, raising concerns about the pace at which AI is evolving and its potential for misuse.

  • What is the overall message or call to action presented in the video regarding AI technology?

    -The video calls for users to be aware of the potential dangers of AI but also encourages embracing the technology and using it responsibly to make the world a better place. It emphasizes the need for vigilance and ethical considerations as AI continues to advance and permeate various aspects of society.



๐Ÿค– The Rise of AI and Ethical Concerns

This paragraph introduces the rapid development and power of artificial intelligence (AI), specifically focusing on the AI chatbot Chat GPT. It highlights the ability of AI to answer a wide range of questions and its exponential growth in users. The paragraph also raises ethical concerns about the use of AI, particularly when it is powerful enough to solve problems but could also be exploited for malicious purposes. The story of Rob Morris and his mental health app, Coco, serves as a case study where AI was used without user consent, leading to public outrage and the removal of the AI component. The summary emphasizes the need for regulations and transparency in the use of AI technologies.


๐Ÿ’ธ Financial Misinformation and Scams

The second paragraph discusses the misuse of AI in the financial sector, particularly by content creators who use Chat GPT to make misleading claims about stock recommendations. It points out that Chat GPT's knowledge is based on outdated data and cannot provide accurate financial advice. The paragraph also addresses the issue of scammers exploiting the popularity of Chat GPT by creating fake websites and apps that steal personal information. The narrative warns about the potential for harm from these scams and highlights the need for awareness and protection against such cyber threats.


๐Ÿšจ Privacy Breaches and Inappropriate Use

This paragraph delves into the privacy concerns associated with AI chatbots like Chat GPT, which store user messages for training purposes. It highlights incidents where sensitive information was leaked, including a case involving Samsung employees. The paragraph also discusses the ability of users to 'jailbreak' Chat GPT to answer unethical questions, raising concerns about the exposure of harmful content, especially to children. It further explores the advanced capabilities of AI in understanding programming languages, which could potentially be used for creating malware or committing cyber crimes.


๐ŸŒ AI's Impact on Society and Its Workers

The final paragraph examines the broader societal impact of AI, including its potential for both good and evil. It discusses the use of AI by cyber security experts to create defense scripts while also highlighting the advanced capabilities of AI that could be exploited for nefarious purposes. The paragraph also uncovers the dark side of AI development, revealing the exploitation of workers in Kenya for content moderation at low wages. These workers were exposed to graphic content as part of their job, which had severe psychological impacts. The summary calls for a responsible use of AI and urges viewers to harness its power for the betterment of society.



๐Ÿ’กArtificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and learn like humans. In the context of the video, AI is portrayed as a powerful tool that can answer questions, solve complex problems, and even provide life advice. However, it also highlights the potential dangers of AI, such as being used for unethical purposes or causing harm due to lack of proper regulations and oversight.

๐Ÿ’กChat GPT

Chat GPT is an AI chatbot that has gained immense popularity due to its ability to generate human-like responses to a wide range of queries. It is used as a central example in the video to illustrate the potential and risks associated with AI technology. The video discusses how Chat GPT can be used for various tasks, from mental health advice to more nefarious purposes, highlighting the importance of ethical considerations in AI development and deployment.

๐Ÿ’กEthical Concerns

Ethical concerns refer to the moral implications and potential harm that can arise from the use of a technology or practice. In the video, ethical concerns are raised regarding the use of AI, particularly in the context of user consent, data privacy, and the potential misuse of AI for scams or other harmful activities. The video emphasizes the need for transparency and regulation to ensure that AI technologies are used responsibly and for the benefit of society.

๐Ÿ’กData Privacy

Data privacy refers to the protection of personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. In the context of the video, data privacy is a significant concern as AI technologies like Chat GPT collect and store vast amounts of user data to improve their functionality. The video highlights the risks of data breaches and the potential misuse of personal information, emphasizing the importance of robust security measures and user awareness.

๐Ÿ’กCyber Security

Cyber security involves the practices and technologies designed to protect networks, devices, and data from digital attacks. The video discusses the role of cyber security in the context of AI, particularly in relation to the misuse of AI for scams, hacking, and the creation of malicious software. It underscores the need for vigilance and the development of advanced security measures to counter the evolving threats posed by AI technologies in the wrong hands.


Jailbreaking, in the context of the video, refers to the process of bypassing the limitations and restrictions imposed on AI systems like Chat GPT to make them perform actions they were not intended for. This can include tricking the AI into providing responses to inappropriate or unethical questions. The video warns about the potential dangers of jailbreaking AI, as it can lead to the dissemination of harmful information and the potential for misuse in illegal activities.

๐Ÿ’กContent Moderation

Content moderation is the process of monitoring and managing user-generated content to prevent the spread of inappropriate or harmful material. In the video, content moderation is discussed in relation to the work done by underpaid laborers in Kenya, who were responsible for training AI like Chat GPT to recognize and filter out inappropriate content. The video raises ethical concerns about the working conditions and mental health of these content moderators, as well as the broader implications of relying on human judgment to train AI systems.

๐Ÿ’กUnderpaid Labor

Underpaid labor refers to the employment situation where workers are compensated with wages that are significantly lower than what is considered fair or adequate for the work they perform. In the video, underpaid labor is discussed in the context of AI development, where workers in Kenya were paid very low wages to monitor and categorize content for the training of AI systems like Chat GPT. This raises ethical concerns about the exploitation of these workers and the human cost of AI development.

๐Ÿ’กProgramming Languages

Programming languages are formal systems of communication designed to instruct computers to perform specific tasks. In the video, the advanced capabilities of AI like Chat GPT in understanding and generating code in programming languages are discussed. It highlights the potential for AI to assist in programming tasks, but also the risks associated with AI's ability to create malicious code or override content policy restrictions.


Malware, short for malicious software, refers to any software specifically designed to cause harm to computers, servers, clients, or computer networks. In the video, the creation and spread of malware are discussed as a potential risk associated with the advancement of AI technologies like Chat GPT. It emphasizes the concern that AI could be used to create undetectable viruses or other forms of malicious code that can be used for cyber attacks.


Captcha is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine whether the user is human or a bot. It is designed to prevent automated computer programs, known as bots, from performing actions that require human intelligence. In the video, the advancement of AI like Chat GPT is discussed in terms of its ability to bypass captcha, which raises concerns about the ability of AI to mimic human behavior and potentially automate harmful activities.


The rapid growth of Chat GPT, reaching 100 million users in just two months.

Chat GPT's ability to perform complex tasks beyond answering questions, such as solving math problems and providing life advice.

The ethical concerns surrounding AI's potential for misuse, particularly when it is powerful enough to solve problems but also be exploited for harmful purposes.

The story of Rob Morris and the creation of Coco, a mental health app that later incorporated AI into its services without user consent.

The revelation in 2023 that Chat GPT was used to respond to users in Coco's platform, leading to public outrage and removal of GPT3 from Cocobot.

The issue of consent and transparency in AI interactions, where users were not aware they were receiving advice from an AI and not a human.

The rise of scammers exploiting Chat GPT's popularity to create fake services and steal personal information.

The discovery that Chat GPT can be used to provide instructions for illegal activities, such as stealing credit card information.

The vulnerability of Chat GPT to jailbreaking, allowing it to respond to inappropriate questions and potentially encourage harmful behavior.

The potential of Chat GPT to be used in advanced crimes, including creating undetectable viruses that could target government systems.

The issue of underpaid labor in Kenya, where workers were paidๆžไฝŽ wages to monitor and moderate content for Chat GPT's training.

The release of GPT-4, an even more advanced version of Chat GPT that can bypass captcha and poses new challenges for control and ethical use.

The debate over the acceleration of AI development, with concerns about outpacing ethical review and regulation.

The potential for AI to change the world, with both positive and negative implications, and the call for responsible use of AI for the betterment of society.

The use of Chat GPT by cyber security experts to create defense scripts, demonstrating its potential for good in addition to its risks.

The risks associated with AI learning from sensitive information, such as confidential codes and company meetings, and the potential for leaks.

The impact of Chat GPT on the workforce, particularly in the field of programming, where its advanced capabilities could lead to job displacement.