OpenAI, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence company, recently announced a bug bounty program that incentivizes users to report security issues or weaknesses in their AI products. With this new initiative, the company will pay users from $200 to $20,000 for finding bugs or other security issues in their products. This includes their popular ChatGPT chatbot, among other products.
The rewards program, which is being rolled out in partnership with Bugcrowd Inc., is hoping to find any weak spots that may exist in these AI products. The rewards will be based on the severity of the particular finding. This move by OpenAI towards transparent and collaborative AI development has been encouraged by company President and Co-founder Greg Brockman, who believes that by incentivizing people to detect potentially dangerous vulnerabilities, the technology can become more secure.
The idea for the bug bounty program was encouraged by Alex Albert, a 22-year-old jailbreak prompt enthusiast, who wrote a post highlighting various workarounds present in AI systems. OpenAI has responded by launching this program, which is one of the many efforts being put in place to making sure all of the company’s products are secure and reliable.
OpenAI, founded in 2015, is a leader in the AI industry, thanks to their cutting edge products, as well as their commitment to researching and developing safe and advanced Artificial Intelligence. They specialize in deep learning, natural language processing, and reinforcement learning. The chatbot ‘ChatGPT’ that OpenAI offers is an example of one of their products, and happens to be one of the most popular chatbots used until now.
With this bug bounty program, the company looks to expand their research and development efforts, while keeping their products safe and reliable. This program is set to bring in some of the best minds to work together towards a better, more secure AI technology. OpenAI is one of the few AI companies taking such steps, and people all around the world are hoping for more to follow in their footsteps.