Social chatbots, also known as chit-chat chatbots, evolve rapidly with large pretrained language models. Despite the huge progress, privacy concerns have arisen recently: training data of large language models can be extracted via model inversion attacks. The invention proposed strategies can greatly reduce persona inference accuracy from 37.6% to 0.5% while maintaining language models’ powerful generation ability.
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