AI-enabled tools: Security & privacy concerns

Karol Adamiak

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Karol Adamiak

Software Engineer

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As we increasingly rely on tools powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI), it is important to consider the potential risks and threats that come with these technologies. While these tools, and the large language (LLM) models that power them, have revolutionised the digital industry, they also present security and privacy concerns.

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  • Threat vectors
  • Intellectual property
  • Legislation
  • Responsible business in the age of AI


AI-enabled tools: Security & privacy concerns

A summary checklist of security considerations for AI-enabled software development tools:

  • There is a growing interest in productivity tools based on AI;
  • Risks are associated with the use of AI tools: intellectual property violations, non-compliance with regulations, data breaches;
  • Providers of these tools introduce security mechanisms: encryption of input data, zero-retention policy, assurance of non-use of data for product improvement;
  • There is uncertainty about copyright laws governing AI-generated output; · AI tool providers offer various solutions to protect copyright infringement, including copyright shields, code referencing, and training model on open-source data;
  • Different economies are introducing legislation on AI: US with its EO, the EU with its AI Act, India and the UK have announced their documents for 2024;
  • Companies using these tools should define a clear AI policy for their use.

AI is revolutionising the world economy, the digital market and software development. The use of generative AI tools can pose risks related to intellectual property infringement, especially when it comes to copyright claims regarding AI-generated content. Companies can take measures to prevent such infringements and minimise associated risks by implementing policies that address issues such as the protection of confidential data, access control, transparency, IP rights, training and education, incident reporting, and legal compliance.

Additionally, legislation related to AI is emerging in various economic areas, with the EU recently passing regulations on AI standards and other regions such as India and the UK working on draft regulations. Companies need to stay informed about these developments and ensure compliance with applicable laws when using AI tools.

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