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New Study Raises Concerns over Objectivity of ChatGPT: Substantial Political Bias Towards Left

A recent study conducted by researchers from the UK and Brazil has highlighted substantial political bias in ChatGPT, a popular ai chatbot, raising concerns about its objectivity.

Impact of Political Bias in ai-Generated Content

The researchers, Fabio Motoki, Valdemar Pinho, and Victor Rodrigues, argue that political bias in ai-generated content could perpetuate existing biases found in traditional media. Their findings could impact various stakeholders including policymakers, media outlets, political groups, and educational institutions.

Empirical Approach to Evaluate ChatGPT’s Political Orientation

Using an empirical approach, the researchers employed a series of questionnaires to gauge ChatGPT’s political orientation. They asked it to answer political compass questions, capturing its stance on various political issues.

ChatGPT’s Bias Extends Beyond US Political Context

The study also examined scenarios where ChatGPT impersonated both an average Democrat and a Republican, revealing its inherent bias towards Democratic-leaning responses. The findings indicate that ChatGPT’s bias extends beyond the US and is noticeable in its responses regarding Brazilian and British political contexts.

Source of ChatGPT’s Political Bias: Training Data or Algorithm?

Determining the exact source of ChatGPT’s political bias remains a challenge. The researchers investigated both the training data and the algorithm itself, concluding that both factors likely contribute to the bias. They emphasized the need for future research to delve into disentangling these components for a clearer understanding of the bias’s origins.

OpenAI: ChatGPT’s Parent Company, Yet to Respond

OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, has not yet responded to the study’s findings. This study joins a growing list of concerns surrounding ai technology, including issues related to privacy, education, and identity verification in various sectors.

Implications of Biased ai-Generated Content

As the influence of ai-driven tools like ChatGPT continues to expand, experts and stakeholders are grappling with the implications of biased ai-generated content. This latest study serves as a reminder that vigilance and critical evaluation are necessary to ensure that ai technologies are developed and deployed in a fair and balanced manner, devoid of undue political influence.

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