Incident 470: Bing Chat Response Cited ChatGPT Disinformation Example

Description: Reporters from TechCrunch issued a query to Microsoft Bing's ChatGPT feature, which cited an earlier example of ChatGPT disinformation discussed in a news article to substantiate the disinformation.


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Alleged: Microsoft and OpenAI developed an AI system deployed by Microsoft, which harmed Microsoft and OpenAI.

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AI is eating itself: Bing's AI quotes COVID disinfo sourced from ChatGPT · 2023

One of the more interesting, but seemingly academic, concerns of the new era of AI sucking up everything on the web was that AIs will eventually start to absorb other AI-generated content and regurgitate it in a self-reinforcing loop. Not s…

Google and Microsoft’s chatbots are already citing one another in a misinformation shitshow · 2023

If you don’t believe the rushed launch of AI chatbots by Big Tech has an extremely strong chance of degrading the web’s information ecosystem, consider the following:

Right now,* if you ask Microsoft’s Bing chatbot if Google’s Bard chatbot …


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