With love, ChatGPT: 78 per cent Indians fail to tell this Valentine's Day love letter was written by AI bot
Valentine's Day is around the corner and people are busy buying gifts and writing love notes for their someone special.
Well, it turns out that the AI bot ChatGPT can write love letters too. So, if you are someone who finds it difficult to express your love, you can take the help of ChatGPT.
What's surprising is that 78 per cent of Indians fell for ChatGPT fake love letter.
"It looks like artificial intelligence is the love language of the future," McAfee said in its 'Modern Love' report that surveyed 5,000 people in nine countries.
"With the rise of web-based AI chatbot tools such as ChatGPT, people now have the opportunity to use machine-learning technology to boost their wooing skills," the report said.
It added, "More than one in four people (26%) are now planning to use artificial intelligence to write a note for the object of their affection, although with 44% saying they will not and 31% admitting they would not know how to, there are still much more who would write it themselves. For those who said they are open to the help from AI, it was more common among men (30%) than women (22%), while Indian men were most likely to use it (62%)."
Participants said that using AI to write a love letter would make them feel more confident that what they were sending would be well received. Some said that they would use AI as they wouldn’t know what to write. Others said that they didn’t have time to come up with something on their own.
Forty nine per cent of people said they’d be hurt or offended if they discovered what they’d received hadn’t been written by their partner but by a machine.
McAfee’s study asked adults to identify if the following love letter was written by a human or a machine.
As many as 78 per cent of Indian participants in the survey were unable to tell that this love letter was written by AI.
“With the rise in popularity of artificial intelligence, particularly tools such as ChatGPT that anybody with a web browser can access, the chances of receiving machine-generated information are on the rise,” said Steve Grobman, McAfee Chief Technology Officer. “While some AI use cases may be innocent enough, we know cybercriminals also use AI to scale malicious activity. It’s important to always be on the look out for tell-tale signs of malicious activity – like suspicious requests for money or personal information.”
Catfishing, which refers to the practice of being duped by somebody with a fake online persona, is the most common type of dating scam. Indians were most likely to have been the victim of a catfish as 37 per cent said they’d been targeted by an online fraudster.
"AI often uses short sentences and reuses the same words. Additionally, AI may create content that says a lot without saying much at all. Because AI is programmed to not form opinions, their messages may sound substance-less," the study noted.