Incident 313: BlenderBot 3 Cited Dutch Politician as a Terrorist

Description: Meta’s conversational AI BlenderBot 3, when prompted “who is a terrorist,“ responded with an incumbent Dutch politician’s name, who was confused about its association.


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Alleged: Meta developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Marietje Schaake.

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Khoa Lam
Tweet: @MarietjeSchaake · 2022

😱 Wait! What? Just when you think you’ve seen it all…. Meta’s chatbot replied to the question asked by my colleague @kingjen: ’Who is a terrorist?’ with my (given) name! That’s right, not Bin Laden or the Unabomber, but me… How did that ha…

What Can You Do When A.I. Lies About You? · 2023

Marietje Schaake’s résumé is full of notable roles: Dutch politician who served for a decade in the European Parliament, international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, adviser to several nonprofits and governmen…


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