I’m creating a chatbot (or other Generative AI tool). Beyond the copyright concerns, what are the privacy and security concerns around creating your own chatbot?

Privacy and security concerns are present with any use of new technology, including AI.

Users should ensure protection of confidential data by refraining from entering or copying classified information into publicly-available generative AI tools, as per the University’s Information Security Policy; exercise caution regarding AI-generated content's accuracy and copyright issues, reviewing it before dissemination; adhere to academic integrity policies and consult with relevant faculty or student handbooks, while remaining vigilant against AI-enabled phishing scams, and consult with Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) prior to acquiring generative AI tools.

The Provost’s office has a full briefing on all these issues here:  precautions when using AI chatbots

You may also find the Generative AI @ Harvard site helpful.

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