Just as the potential for ChatGPT and other AI applications to do good is great, so is their capacity for harm in the wrong hands, says Carl Skadian, senior associate director at the Middle East Institute, NUS.

File photo. The OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen displaying the ChatGPT homepage, Mar 17, 2023. (Photo: AP/Michael Dwyer)

SINGAPORE: Unless you have been living under a rock, you would not have failed to register the collective swooning over artificial intelligence (AI) platforms such as ChatGPT recently. These so-called chat-bots have been treated like shiny new baubles around the world, but, in my view, more so in Singapore.

Of course, the wonders of AI have been making the rounds for some tim...