Nearly 40 percent of Dutch people admit there are no guidelines or rules at work when it comes to using generative AI tools such as ChatGPT. That's according to new research by Kaspersky among 1,000 Dutch respondents. Combined with a high proportion (36%) not informing their employer or supervisor about using ChatGPT at work, it has become a major priority to address data privacy and content verification.
ChatGPT has become wildly popular in an unprecedentedly fast time. The tool reached one million users within five days and passed the 100 million visitor mark in about two months. Because of its many functionalities, from coming up with concepts to checking pieces of text, the tool is also very handy to use at work. Kaspersky therefore investigated whether and how Dutch people use ChatGPT at their own workplaces.
Guidelines are too often lacking
As many as 38 percent of respondents indicated that rules and guidelines are lacking when it comes to using generative AI tools like ChatGPT at work. Even though the vast majority (62%) say that rules do exist, more than a quarter (26%) of respondents admit that they are not clear or comprehensive enough. Surprisingly, nearly a fifth (18%) believe that rules or guidelines are not necessary, which could lead to ChatGPT being abused because of privacy and transparency issues.
Indeed, more than a third (36%) of those surveyed indicated that his/her supervisor is not at all aware of ChatGPT use in the workplace. Although the majority (64%) do inform their supervisor, 21 percent do not tell them what tasks ChatGPT is used for. Almost 1 of 5 (19%) do not even consider it important or relevant to inform the supervisor.