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In 2023, ChatGPT shattered records, amassing 100 million monthly active users within just two months of its launch, marking an unparalleled acceleration in the adoption of conversational AI technologies. With AI well and truly on the rise, there are many fundamental questions which must be considered, including:
- Business applications: How can the rapid availability of generative AI enhance productivity and free up the limited workforce for high-value tasks across our Island's economy?
- Data security: With the surge in usage, what measures are in place to ensure the privacy and security of data?
- AI ethics: As conversational AI becomes more sophisticated, what ethical considerations should be prioritised, especially in customer and society-facing applications?
While the Island and the world address these critical questions, it is also imperative that we champion AI; showcasing how best to leverage it, while mitigating the associated risks. Ultimately our goal is to become a nation that harnesses AI to its fullest potential.
Significant groundwork has already been laid by Digital Isle of Man in 2023, with the development of an AI strategy for the Isle of Man. Securing industry buy-in, political support, and necessary funding in 2024 will be crucial in delivering this proposed strategy.