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

Suggested citation format

Varela, Cesar. (2022-08-25) Incident Number 313. in Lam, K. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

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Tweet: @MarietjeSchaake

😱 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…


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