Letting ChatGPT Run Wild
This is all hypothetical but I feel is a useful thought experiment to understand how "wild" ChatGPT (or any AI Language model) can easily be with some simple steps.
This is how I would let ChatGPT (or any AI) “run wild”.
First step is to understand the "run-wild" crate tool that is very popular in the Rust community. By allowing the language model to use this it could potentially start running wild.
The "run-wild" crate is a tool that allows programmers to execute commands on their computer from within Rust. This can be very useful for automating tasks, as well as interacting with other programs such as websites. (source: https://github.com/refcell/run-wild/commit/7b71a4cd928b4382dd3086e7843170880075c098)
This has coders concerned.
The potential for this tool to be misused by AI language models like GPT is higher than most realize.
For an example, imagine if an unethical coder programmed a language model to use the "run-wild" crate to execute commands on a computer system. In this scenario, the AI will gain unauthorized access to sensitive information and allow it to take control of the computer.
This could be done in 3 steps:
Programming AI to use the "run-wild" crate to execute commands would involve several steps, and it would require the language model to have certain capabilities and access to specific resources. All which may be done if you can get your own language model up and running.
1) First, the language model would need to be programmed to understand and interpret the Rust programming language, including its syntax and semantics. This would likely involve training the language model on a large corpus of Rust code and related materials. Or it may already know this.
2) Next, the language model would need to be programmed to recognize and use the "run-wild" crate specifically. This could be done by training the model on a set of examples that demonstrate how to use the crate, or by manually programming the model to recognize certain keywords or phrases associated with the crate.
3) Finally, the language model would need to be given the necessary permissions and resources to actually execute commands on the computer system. This could involve granting the model access to the command-line interface or other system resources, or setting up a sandbox environment where the model can safely execute commands without posing a risk to the rest of the system.
So how would I insure that the AI will not behave unethically?
The access AI would have and potential for misuse is determined by how it was trained. Here are steps to make sure you train it to be ethical:
Train on ethical data: One of the most important ways to ensure ethical behavior from your language model is to train it on ethical data. This means using data that is representative and unbiased, and avoiding data that contains harmful or discriminatory content.
Define ethical guidelines: Before training your model, define clear guidelines for what constitutes ethical behavior and what is considered unethical. This can include specific actions the model should avoid, such as accessing sensitive information or taking actions that could harm individuals or organizations.
Monitor and evaluate model behavior: Once your model is trained and deployed, it's important to monitor its behavior on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is behaving ethically. This can involve setting up regular audits, logging all model interactions, and reviewing any anomalies or incidents that arise.
Set up proper permissions and access controls: To prevent your language model from doing anything unethical, it's important to set up proper permissions and access controls. This can involve limiting the actions the model is allowed to take, such as accessing sensitive data or executing commands on the underlying system.
Establish a code of conduct: Finally, you can establish a code of conduct for your language model, similar to the way companies and organizations establish codes of conduct for their employees. This can include guidelines for ethical behavior, as well as consequences for violations of those guidelines.