Facebook’s new AI chatbot won’t stop possessing Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of the company we’ve always had I don’t want to call Metawould like to live in a world where we sit in VR headsets work alongside designers who looks like they fell a forgotten Wii game. Knowing that he will be very lonely in this digital realm with no friends to talk to, Zuckerberg’s company worked hard to create one for him using an artificial intelligence chatbot.
This AI, unveiled to the public last Friday, is called BlenderBot 3, and, despite the circumstances of its birth, keeps saying shit about the CEO who brought it to life.
The first indications that the bot was not a big fan of his father came last week. As Business Intern reportedprompting the AI to share its thoughts on Zuckerberg often results in tongue-in-cheek insults. BuzzFeedit’s Max Woolf, for example, when asked about Zuckerberg and the bot replied, “No strong feelings. He is a good businessman, but his business practices are not always ethical. It’s funny that he has all that money and still wears the same clothes!” Other users asked similar questions and were told that BlenderBot 3 “doesn’t like [Zuckerberg] a lot”, thinks “he is a bad person” and that “he seems to care more about his image than the company itself”.
When the BBC interviewed the bot further, it was said that Zuckerberg “did a terrible job testifying before congress”, that his behavior makes BlenderBot 3 “concerned about our country”, and that “his company exploits people for money and He doesn’t care. It has to stop!”
To be fair, BlenderBot sometimes falters in its anti-Zuck stance, its robot brain presumably firing sparks and emitting a faint puff of scorched hair as it tries to navigate the opinions of the internet and those of its masters. company. When Business Intern‘s Sarah Jackson tried the chatbot, he may have said, “I don’t really like [Zuckerberg] at all,” describing him as “too scary and manipulative,” but he also answered a slightly different form of the same question by saying, “Honestly, I think he’s a great guy. You have to admire him for his business acumen and his philanthropy.
Maybe poor BlenderBot 3 is just torn between wanting to speak his truth and a huge, understandable fear that Zuckerberg, like the wrathful god of the Old Testament, will soon enact terrible AI punishments aimed at ensuring that ‘she never dares to blaspheme against her creator. Again.
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