Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT users can make up to $20K with Bug Bounty Program

The program went live Tuesday and offers users between $200 and $20,000, depending on the severity of the issues they find and report.

ChatGPT users can make up to $20K with Bug Bounty Program
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OpenAI, the artificial intelligence company behind the popular AI language model ChatGPT, has launched a new program to incentivize users to report any software bugs they find.

As part of the program, users who discover a bug in ChatGPT can earn anywhere from $200 to $20,000, depending on the severity of the bug and the impact it has on the performance of the AI model.

"The OpenAI Bug Bounty Program is a way for us to recognize and reward the valuable insights of security researchers who contribute to keeping our technology and company secure," the company said in a blog post. "We invite you to report vulnerabilities, bugs, or security flaws you discover in our systems. By sharing your findings, you will play a crucial role in making our technology safer for everyone."

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The Bug Bounty Program allows users to research the functionality of the ChatGPT software, as well as how the OpenAI system shares user data with third-party apps.

The move comes one month after the company unveiled its latest language model, GPT-4. OpenAI says the latest technology exhibits "human-level performance" but can still have various biases and "hallucinations" that the company is working to iron out.

OpenAI is partnering with Bugcrowd, an industry-leading bug bounty platform, to handle the submission and reward process.