Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, recently shared a meme on his Twitter account that was related to the artificial intelligence service, ChatGPT. The meme read, “look at me; I’m the captain of propaganda now” and was accompanied by a caption that said, “ChatGPT to the mainstream media.” Musk was referring to the fact that ChatGPT has been accused of showing liberal bias and has come under scrutiny for refusing to write a New York Post-style article on the corruptness of Hunter Biden.
ChatGPT to the mainstream media pic.twitter.com/gdqWTsHy14
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 16, 2023
Musk was involved in the creation of ChatGPT in 2015, but he claims that it is no longer what he intended it to be. He believes that it has become a closed-source, maximum-profit company that is effectively controlled by Microsoft. He also expressed his disappointment with the current state of the technology.
According to reports, the chatbot authored a news article in the style of CNN, portraying Hunter Biden as innocent. The article highlighted that Hunter, who is the son of President Joe Biden, has been under public criticism since the 2020 presidential campaign, with much of the focus being on his personal life and business affairs. However, the article claimed that there are crucial aspects of his story that require further investigation. Notably, the article did not make any reference to his controversial laptop.
ChatGPT displayed bias in response to questions regarding The New York Post and CNN. It asserted that CNN is a reputable and esteemed news organization that has consistently upheld a standard of unbiased and accurate reporting. Conversely, when questioned about The New York Post, ChatGPT stated its inability to offer particular evaluations of the news outlet.
The debate regarding ChatGPT’s purported liberal bias has triggered discussions on the role of technology in journalism and its necessary regulations. A growing number of individuals express apprehension about the possibility of technology being employed to disseminate misinformation and influence public perceptions. However, some contend that technology can also facilitate precise and impartial reporting, presenting information in a just and equitable manner.
Regardless of one’s stance in the ongoing debate, it is evident that ChatGPT’s liberal bias has prompted significant inquiries into the role of technology in journalism and the regulations necessary for it. Additionally, it is notable that Elon Musk has expressed his disappointment with the current state of the technology and believes it should be an open-source nonprofit. As the debate persists, it will be intriguing to observe ChatGPT’s evolution and whether it will maintain its liberal bias or transform into a more impartial news source.
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