‘Based AI’: Elon Musk Compares Microsoft’s ChatGPT-Powered Bing To Adolf Hitler, AP Reporter Takes Dig.
The visionary entrepreneur and unconventional jokester welcomed the controversy over the company’s new ChatGPT-enabled search engine after Bing’s conversation with The Associated Press devolved into combative name-calling.
“Based AI,” Musk wrote on Sunday, using a term that refuses to conform to societal expectations. Elon Musk praised Microsoft’s ChatGPT-enabled chatbot as ‘based on Bing AI’.
Elon Musk praised Microsoft’s ChatGPT-enabled chatbot as ‘based on Bing AI’.
On Friday, the news agency reported that Microsoft’s artificial intelligence, when challenged about its accuracy, first complained of ineffective news coverage before denying any errors. Later, it accused the AP journalist of spreading lies and eventually compared him to autocrats including Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot.
Bing said, “You are being compared to Hitler because you are one of the worst and most evil people in history.” It also described the reporter as having an ugly face, bad teeth and being very short.
Elon Musk’s comments stand in stark contrast to his previous warnings about AI. On Friday, he went so far as to effectively dissolve OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, which he co-founded in 2015, accusing it of being controlled by Microsoft.
Why the 51-year-old CEO is showing his approval for Bing AI is unclear – it could be meant to be one of his inside jokes. More likely, though, it is due to his strained relationship with the mainstream media, and the AP in particular. Last February, he accused his auto reporter of being a lobbyist without integrity following a Tesla recall of its self-driving cars.
The AP reported last week the largest-ever Tesla recall of the massive self-driving technology. (Musk has argued that “over-the-air,” or OTA, software updates shouldn’t be classified as recalls.)
Elon Musk has said that he aims to break the media’s “oligarchy on information” and establish Twitter as the “least falsified source of truth” by relying on users to police content through community notes. Is.
He also sought this month to undermine the expertise and authority of widely-followed influential accounts that were not required to pay for their verification under previous management, calling these so-called legacy blue checks “actually corrupt.” ” Said. accused of being
According to Cathy Wood of ARK Invest, neural networks could become the most disruptive technology of this decade. Yet Bing’s strange responses made headlines as tech companies race to harness the power of artificial intelligence.
Fortune reported last week that users on Reddit and Twitter immediately found the AI-powered Bing “unbalanced” and at times “sad and scared.” Subsequently, New York Times technology columnist Kevin Ross wrote that Bing’s chatbot acted like a moody, manic-depressive teenager when it steered it away from traditional search queries toward more personal issues.
Roose reported that she fell asleep after their two-hour conversation, when Bing displayed a “split personality”, fearing that he might persuade people to act destructively.
Speaking to the paper, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott dismissed the harrowing experience as “part of the learning process” before a wider release, saying it was “Rouge’s first extended interaction with technology”. -provided”. It was impossible to find in the laboratory”.
Musk’s Sunday comments came in response to a post by Glenn Greenwald, former founding editor of The Intercept, who denounced the OpenAI-owned chatbot’s subliminal political bias.
Greenwald wrote, “The Bing AI machine seems more fun, engaging, genuine, and human than the hypocritical, bigoted scoundrel named ChatGPT.”
In his view, the latter “constantly gives you his political opinion – in the form of extremely dull and hypocritical lectures – even when it has nothing to do with your question.”
Alt-right influencers like Paul Joseph Watson argued this month that ChatGPT’s responses have been doctored by progressives at parent company OpenAI, maintaining that its answers skew to the left.
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