AI Safety

AI Safety

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere, making our Laker lives easier in many ways. But as we enjoy the benefits of AI, it's crucial to keep our information safe. Click the links below to explore more AI resources and continue reading for tips on how to stay secure with AI.

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AI Safety Tips:

  1. Think Before You Share: Avoid sharing sensitive information like your passwords, social security number, or bank details with AI services. For example, if an AI chatbot asks for personal details to 'help' you better, it's a red flag!
  2. Keep Personal Details Private: When using AI tools, only provide the necessary information. If you're using an AI app for weather updates, it doesn't need to know your birthday or email address.
  3. Check Permissions: Before you download an AI app, check what permissions it asks for. Does a note-taking app really need access to your camera? If an app asks for more than it should, it's better to skip it.
  4. Use Strong, Unique Passwords: AI can sometimes guess or crack weak passwords. Use strong, unique passwords for your accounts, and change them regularly. Consider using a trusted password manager to keep track. GVSU faculty and staff can request 1Password.
  5. Be Skeptical of Links and Downloads: AI-generated messages can trick you into clicking on harmful links or downloading unsafe files. If you receive a link or a file from an unknown source, it's best not to click or download.
  6. Update Regularly: Keep your software and AI applications updated. Updates often include security improvements that protect against new threats.
  7. Double-Check AI Advice: AI can give helpful advice, but it's not always right. If you get financial or health advice from an AI, double-check it with a human professional.

Enjoying the benefits of AI comes with a responsibility to protect your data and respect the rights of others. Stay informed, stay secure, and use AI wisely!

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Page last modified July 15, 2024