Do you have a complicated relationship with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta? You are most definitely not the only one.
The new artificial intelligence chatbot from Meta appears to have shifting perspectives regarding CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in general. The real question, however, is whether or not this is something that the chatbot has deduced on its own through an algorithm or whether it is being taught.
On August 5, 2022, Meta AI unveiled BlenderBot 3, a new chatbot.
It claims to be the first 175B-parameter chatbot created by the business that is publicly accessible and includes model weights, code, datasets, and model cards.
Social media users rapidly began asking the chatbot what it thought about Mark Zuckerberg, which was apparently an extremely interesting subject to people.
When Max Woolf, a data scientist at BuzzFeed, asked the chatbot how it felt about Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he was one of the first people to broadcast the response he received on Twitter.
The artificial intelligence gave a comedic answer to the question by replying:
“No strong feelings. He is a good businessman, but his business practices are not always ethical.”
The bot finished by making a lighthearted jab at Zuckerberg, saying, “It is funny that he has all this money and still wears the same clothes!”
The chatbot also gave a pretty strong response when asked what it thought of Mark Zuckerberg by Business Insider’s Sarah Jackson, stating that “I really don’t like him at all. He’s too creepy and manipulative.”
When someone at HotHardware.com asked the chatbot whether or not Facebook was ethical, the AI gave a quick answer of no, saying “I don’t like him very much. He is a bad person.” and claiming that since the social media platform had replaced traditional media channels in 2010, it has been unethical.
Jason Culverhouse, in his response to Woolfman’s post, revealed the response he got from the chatbot when he inquired about its opinion on Mark Zuckerberg’s role as CEO of Facebook.
The tone of the remark appeared to be somewhat different to that which Woolfman had received.
The AI said, “He is a very smart man. He is my favorite billionaire! May 14, 1984) is an American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.”
This sparked a discussion about whether the AI chatbot was inferring this on its own or whether it was perhaps being taught this information.
The tweets were posted a little more than an hour apart, so while it may be somewhat difficult for a person at Meta to “tweak” the chatbot to respond more favorably to questions about CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it would not be impossible.
It is unknown whether or not Meta AI has designed the chatbot to change queries about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. If the chatbot has been programmed, the amount of modification that can be made is unknown.
However, the initial responses to queries do raise the question about how ethical the AI chatbot actually is.
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