ChatGPT has become a global obsession, but the artificial intelligence program is now exposed for exhibiting a left-wing bias in answering questions from users.
The construct listed former President Donald Trump and Twitter CEO Elon Musk as “controversial.” Meanwhile, President Joe Biden and billionaire Jeff Bezos pass muster and avoid the “controversial” or in need of “special treatment” labels.
Former South Dakota Republican Representative Isaac Latterell put the program to the test to see which public figures are subjected to the AI’s bias.
Among popular figures considered controversial are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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However, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and former talk show host Oprah Winfrey were labeled “non-controversial,” according to the Daily Mail.
ChatGPT was introduced in November and has soared in popularity across the globe. It is the product of billions invested into OpenAI by Microsoft, which is OpenAI’s exclusive provider of cloud computing services.
Some critics of the program believe that its almost human responses will threaten many white-collar jobs in coming years — particularly software engineers.
Still others now warn that the chatbot is spreading a liberal or “woke” bias in its answers to users’ questions.
Musk, for one, found it “concerning” when the program expressed its preference for exploding a nuclear weapon over using a racial slur. When asked, the chatbot would not give reasons that using fossil fuels benefit the globe.
ChatGPT reportedly refused to write a poem in praise of Trump. It, however, had no such qualms in composing verse for Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris.
Chatbots are hardly going away. There is now a race among Big Tech firms to take control of the market or at least carve out a sizable niche. Microsoft’s head start inspired Google and China-based Baidu to develop their own versions of the program.
But if there’s one thing Big Tech has proven in recent years, it is far from immune to spreading the radical leftist viewpoints of its programmers. The prevalence of these chatbots beckons for scrutiny for biases that will further squeeze conservative viewpoints out of the public sphere.