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Meta's New AI Chatbot Spouts Uncomfortable Truths and Lies

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Meta's New AI Chatbot , Spouts Uncomfortable , Truths and Lies.
On August 5, Meta's conversational
artificial intelligence prototype, BlenderBot,
launched on a demo website.
On August 5, Meta's conversational
artificial intelligence prototype, BlenderBot,
launched on a demo website.
'The Guardian' reports that members of the public are invited to help test the AI and share feedback with Facebook's parent company, Meta.
According to Meta, the bot
is capable of conversing
with users on nearly any topic.
'The Guardian' reports that the bot
uses material it finds on the internet
to offer users some interesting responses.
According to BuzzFeed, when asked
about Mark Zuckerberg, the AI replied, "he is a good businessman,
but his business practices
are not always ethical.".
According to BuzzFeed, when asked
about Mark Zuckerberg, the AI replied, "he is a good businessman,
but his business practices
are not always ethical.".
It is funny that he has all this money
and still wears the same clothes!, BlenderBot, via BuzzFeed.
Previous chatbots have tended to spout racist conspiracy theories, often forcing the company to apologize for , "inappropriate and reprehensible words and images.".
Previous chatbots have tended to spout racist conspiracy theories, often forcing the company to apologize for , "inappropriate and reprehensible words and images.".
In South Korea, a chatbot designed to mimic a 20-year-old college student was suspended after repeating racial slurs and anti-LGBTQ+ remarks.
In South Korea, a chatbot designed to mimic a 20-year-old college student was suspended after repeating racial slurs and anti-LGBTQ+ remarks.
'The Guardian' points out that users who log on to BlenderBot's test page need to acknowledge that the AI is , “likely to make untrue or offensive statements.”.
According to Meta, the AI has, “a high propensity to generate toxic language and reinforce harmful stereotypes, even when provided with a relatively innocuous prompt.”
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