In the ancient west, there were bounty hunters. In 2023 a new working profession stands out on the horizon: i bug hunters on ChatGPT. Unfortunately, however, due to the blocking of the chatbot in Italy, it will be difficult to earn from the Belpaese.
OpenAI, creators of the popular AI-based chatbot, has announced a bug bountry program. The company will pay users who find and report ChatGPT-related issues.
ChatGPT: OpenAI’s bug hunter program
Through an official campaign on Bugcrowd, OpenAI has announced that it will offer cash rewards for users who report bugs. The rewards vary according to the severity of the bug encountered, and they go from a minimum of $200 to a maximum of $20,000.
We remind you that ChatGPT, although an absolutely fascinating and advanced technology, is also full of problems. Last month, a serious security bug caused some users to view the chat history of other users. For similar reasons, and for wider security issues, ChatGPT has been temporarily blocked in Italy.
In terms of content, the chatbot also has numerous shortcomings. We at techgameworld.com, before the bug, ran into a delusional episode. In fact, we tried to use the chatbot to gather information on a given topic, receiving absolutely inaccurate answers. In this specific case we had tried to use ChatGPT to obtain information on the song Disperato Erotico Stomp by Lucio Dalla (as we were preparing a new episode of our column dedicated to songs). The answer that the chatbot gave us alarmed us, as it was totally inaccurate. Asked for information on the song, ChatGPT replied that the song was written and interpreted by Cristiano Malgioglio. Absolutely false notion.
“We understand that vulnerabilities and flaws can emerge. We believe transparency and collaboration are key to addressing this reality. That’s why we’re inviting the global community of security researchers, ethical hackers, and tech enthusiasts to help us identify and address vulnerabilities in our systems,” OpenAI wrote in their blog.