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Technical expert warns of fake ChatGPT applications

The app engages in lengthy conversations and is distinguished by its conversational skills. From the source

A technical expert warned of fake applications and websites that impersonate the latest artificial intelligence technologies «ChatGPT», to steal users' data, photos and phone numbers.

The expert, Ahmed Al Zarooni, told Emirates Today that there are four fake applications and three fake websites that appeared after the release of the artificial intelligence application «ChatGPT», bearing the same name and logo, with the aim of stealing user data.

He explained that fake applications and websites have spread in Google Play, Apple Store, Telegram and WhatsApp. They "show users unsupported information, and are not based on any real scientific evidence."

He added that the real «ChatGPT» asks its users to register the username, password and phone number to start using it, and cannot use user data for other purposes, but fake sites and applications ask their users to allow them to access the photos, data and phone numbers they have, to allow them to use the application or site via mobile phone, which leads to the theft of their personal data and photos. Al-Zarooni pointed out that «the biggest mistake made by the user is to voluntarily hand over his data to fake sites and applications, which exposes him to the theft of the username and password associated with his accounts through social networking sites and the theft of his e-mail».

He added that the difference between real and fake Chat GPT is that the former gives its user 9 out of 10 correct answers to scientific questions, for example, in addition to writing a journalistic, medical or professional technical report from all sides, in exchange for fake sites and applications giving their users weak reports that lack any scientific, literary and linguistic value.

He explained that fake applications and websites aim for financial profit, as they accelerate, after the number of their users exceeded one million users, to sell the application or site to other parties with commercial content.

He recommended that students and users of smart applications and websites make sure before conducting any operation of their risks and benefits, the original uses of the content, how it is used, why it was created, what data will benefit from it scientifically and morally, and the percentage of correct information in it, so that they do not fall vulnerable to fraud and exploitation.

He stated that it is not recommended to take religious, medical and therapeutic information from «ChatGPT» or from any application or site before presenting it to religious institutions, or to a specialized doctor, because it may not suit the user and expose him to misinformation or health effects, but scientific, literary and technical research and answers can be taken from «ChatGPT» as 90% correct.

«Dialog Box»

ChatGPT is the latest application of artificial intelligence, and its idea is based on the use of technologies that make it able to understand human language, in four basic languages to date: English, French, German, and Arabic. It provides the correct answers in no more than one minute, sometimes according to reliable scientific reports. The Harvard Business Review describes ChatGPT as "the most advanced point in the world of artificial intelligence", where the user presents him with his question in the "dialog box" and receives the immediate answer in the same language, so he (i.e. Chat Robot), can write articles, fictional or non-fiction stories, or computer codes, or engage in lengthy conversations, and is characterized by his dialogic skills and ability to answer in detail, or provide follow-up questions, and provide formulations free of syntactic and grammatical errors. It is impossible to recognize that the other party in the dialogue with Adami is a robot.