I enjoy using ChatGPT for a few reasons, one of which is that it has sparked my interest in AI. I had been avoiding the subject for a while, but now I'm diving in and learning about how chatbots like ChatGPT are created. It's definitely an interesting subject matter. I know it's the future, and I'm reluctantly accepting it.
I've been showing you some screenshots from my interactions with ChatGPT, you can see a couple already posted here.
However, something has been bothering me about one of my recent interactions with ChatGPT. I asked it a simple question, but it gave me an odd response that made me feel like the AI has been programmed with a certain, hmm how should we say...? "political bias." Essentially, many interactions have shown me that ChatGPT is "woke."
Here's some background: I saw a friend's Facebook post asking "what animal comes to mind when you think of thick thighs." (I'm paraphrasing). I didn't care about the reasoning behind the question, but I thought it would be interesting to see what ChatGPT would say.
But instead of answering the question, it gave a response that felt like it was implying that I was using the AI for a degrading or demeaning purpose.
Let's take a look at the screenshot.
I don't understand why this response would be included in ChatGPT's programming. The question is simple and neutral, and the AI has no context to interpret it that way. It
seems like is pretty obvious that this response can only come from the people who created and trained the AI, and it makes me wonder if they've intentionally added this sort of "woke" response logic.
The correct or more human-like response should have been a list of animals that seem to have "thick thighs" from a human's perspective. Or it should have said, I don't know what you mean by "thick thighs", OR perhaps you can give me some context to be able to answer more accurately.
I hope this is just a glitch or a fluke and that the creators of ChatGPT are working to fix it. But if this is a deliberate move and it continues, it concerns me. Next post, I'll have the rest of this ChatGPT conversation.