Learn from the mistakes of shadow IT: don’t let generative AI go underground

Genative AI (GenAI) has been hugely popular with the public for over a year, but adopting a technology with such disruptive potential in the business world takes longer. In fact, many organizations still remain resistant to introducing GenAI into their business models in any capacity, with security issues being the primary reason for their concerns.

The potential productivity benefits of GenAI are outweighed in the minds of senior executives by the danger of data ending up in the wrong hands. But what if this refusal to adopt AI in a formal capacity, or create firm policies on AI use, creates a culture of covert AI use and is already putting sensitive data at risk?