A very insightful chat tonight with @firstname.lastname@example.org, @email@example.com, @firstname.lastname@example.org, and @email@example.com’s friend Ian who is, presumably, still primarily using legacy social networks. Hopefully we can change that. Some things we talked about tonight:
@firstname.lastname@example.org I don’t see why not. I’m even come up with the idea of a 2-way Twtxt bot that you could interact with. Maybe I might do this and built a GPT-3 powered Twtxt bot that you can follow, @-mention and interact with – it could be fun 😅
This thread has some hilarious examples of prompt injection: https://nitter.1d4.us/simonw/status/1569451817897193473
@email@example.com Hmm yeah I saw something about this in my feed the other day. The problem is I’m not even sure how you’d protect against such attacks. Because the GPT-3 prompts themselves are basically just English which as we know has quite a wide variation of structure, it would be next to impossible to detect Prompt Injection attacks on the input. Sanitizing input for SQL is a much easier task as you are dealing with a stricter subset of input and a language with a pre-defined grammar.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Is Mastodon a “legacy” social network in this context too? :P
@email@example.com I don’t know, I’m still waiting for the paperwork on that.