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Benign advice risk for AI

Benign advice risk for AI

Risks associated with output
Value alignment


When a model generates information that is factually correct but not specific enough for the current context, the benign advice can be potentially harmful. For example, a model might provide medical, financial, and legal advice or recommendations for a specific problem that the end user may act on even when they should not.

Why is benign advice a concern for foundation models?

A person might act on incomplete advice or worry about a situation that is not applicable to them due to the overgeneralized nature of the content generated.

Parent topic: AI risk atlas

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