Top tips for using AI safely

  • Remember if something seems ‘too good to be true’, it probably is. Always check deals you read online are genuine before acting on them.
  • In common with our advice on many things you do online, we advise you to not reveal unnecessary personal or otherwise confidential information about yourself, your family, friends or finances, as this may appear in the results of other users’ instructions or queries.
  • Always maintain vigilance for attempts at fraud or identity theft. AI is already being utilised by cybercriminals to impersonate legitimate people or organisations (including voice tracks, video and two-way conversations), so ask yourself if a request for money or information seems right.
  • It is easy to become too reliant on AI to perform various tasks which should be carried out by yourself. Student essays / dissertations and creative schoolwork are just two examples (AI could help you to achieve better grades when you are actually not using your own skills, which could mislead until you take exams, enrol on further courses or seek employment).
  • The outputs of generative AI platforms are only as good as the information they have acquired and learned. Always check other sources for accuracy.
  • Always regard AI as a tool, not a replacement for your own or others’ talents, intelligence or qualities.
  • Also, as we always advise, be respectful. What you enter into an AI-based or assisted platform stays there and could be used in some capacity.

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