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When AI Gets It Laughably Wrong

Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL

As part of its attempts to push the frontiers of technology, Meta recently unveiled a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence that draws on the vast stores of "knowledge" on Facebook. The results, well ... they haven't been quite what Meta hoped.

The AI, known as BlenderBot3, has described Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as "creepy and manipulative." Asked about the company's massive plans for the Metaverse, the bot dismissed it as likely passe but added, "Facebook still has a lot of money invested in it and will likely continue to do so for years to come." Of Zuckerberg, the bot said, "It is funny that he has all this money and still wears the same clothes!"

Count this as your occasional reminder that AI isn't magic. It is only as good as the information it draws from, and it very much needs adult supervision.


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