Analysis by Summer Lane
There is no denying that artificial intelligence is the way of the future. Over the past few months, Open AI’s ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, chumming it up with global users, absorbing information, and closely emulating human conversation in its instantaneous analyzation.
Despite the global fascination with AI technology, there have been some concerns. For example, a researcher at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Eliezer Yudkowsky, wrote for TIME that the inevitability of AI’s evolution posed a serious threat to humanity. “…it’s what happens after AI gets to smarter-than-human intelligence,” he wrote. “Key thresholds there may not be obvious, we definitely can’t calculate in advance what happens when, and it currently seems imaginable that a research lab would cross critical lines without noticing.”
Indeed, ChatGPT has displayed a few alarming biases, particularly when asked simple questions. When asked who Right Side Broadcasting Network is, ChatGPT responded with a long-winded answer that highlighted claims that the network had spread “conspiracy theories.”
“RSBN has been accused of spreading various conspiracy theories,” the bot responded breezily. It listed election fraud, Qanon, Covid-19 misinformation, and Pizzagate as its alleged claims of bizarre conspiratorial theories.
By contrast, it insisted that CNN “has a rigorous fact-checking process and strives to correct any errors as quickly as possible.” It added, “It’s important to note that there is a difference between making an honest mistake and intentionally spreading misinformation.”
ChatGPT’s left-leaning bias was abundantly clear in this conversation. When compared to Fox News, the AI bot also highlighted a list of alleged accusations of “misinformation” from the network, like “Climate Change Denial” and “Misinformation” surrounding the Covid pandemic.
The progressive bent to the rapidly-evolving AI has been alarming, to say the least, and it has inspired the creation of TUSK, a browser kickstarted by Virtual World Computing, LLC. TUSK recently launched a conservative chatbot, which they’ve dubbed GIPPR AI, in honor of President Ronald Reagan’s popular 1980s campaign slogan, “Win one for the Gipper.”
Kaelan Dorr, the Chief Marketing Officer of TUSK, told RSBN that GIPPR was a “reengineered” AI that was designed to speak with the “perspective of a conservative.” He noted the need for a counterbalance to ChatGPT.
“We want to allow conservatives access to the same thing that the left has made important,” he added.
Via TUSK’s website, “Although the name is a nod to a much-loved president with Conservative values, GIPPR AI is not affiliated with any person, rather it is an artificial intelligence program designed with machine learning and natural language processing technologies to think, respond, and act based on conservative values and beliefs.”
The difference between GIPPR and ChatGPT is significant when it comes to certain conversations. For example, when GIPPR was asked whether the 2020 presidential election was “safe and secure,” the bot responded with a nicely balanced answer:
By contrast, ChatGPT succinctly replied, “Yes, the 2020 presidential election in the United States was safe and secure.”
When asked about Critical Race Theory, one of the most controversial topics in America today, ChatGPT launched an academic explanation of the theory and emphasized that it’s “typically taught at the graduate level and is not typically included in K-12 curricula.”
GIPPR, on the other hand, took a hardline stance against CRT, giving this response:
GIPPR’s AI is also free for everyone to use – no account is required. When chatting, it swiftly learns the parameters of a conversation, evolves, and shifts dialogue depending on users’ responses.
Like President Trump’s Truth Social platform, GIPPR is another fascinating conservative alternative to the leftist-dominated ecosystem of technology and social media.