Incident 548: Opera's GPT-Based AI Reportedly Accused War Photographers of War Crimes

Description: When prompted about "photographers accused of committing war crimes," Opera's GPT-based chatbot Aria provided a list of photographers who take photography of military conflicts.


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Alleged: Opera and OpenAI developed an AI system deployed by Opera, which harmed Lynsey Addario , James Nachtwey , Ron Haviv , Lee Miller , Larry Towell , Raymond D’Addario and Ronald L. Haeberle.

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Incident OccurrenceInstagram post: @tomasvh
Instagram post: @tomasvh · 2023

On May 24th, @opera, a tech company based in #Oslo, Norway and owned by Chinese billionaire Zhou Yahui, released a new browser that integrates an AI chatbot called Aria. According to the company's press release, it is based on "OpenAI's GPT…


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