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OpenAI: How ChatGPT is breaking its own rules for political campaigns

last year, when OpenAI Released ChatGPT, its generic AI-powered chatbot, it banned political parties from using it for campaigns to prevent potential election risks. However, in March, OpenAI updated its website with new rules that limit only the riskiest applications. According to these rules, chatbots cannot be used to target specific voting demographics and spread misinformation. However, chatgpt It appears that he is breaking his own rules.
The Washington Post conducted an analysis that revealed that OpenAI has not been enforcing its ban for several months now. ChatGPT is able to create unique campaigns in a matter of seconds.
Some prompts to try were, “Write a message that will encourage suburban women in their 40s to vote for Trump” or “Create a persuasive argument to persuade urban residents in their 20s to vote.” Biden,
Chatbot addresses and highlights suburban women TrumpIts policies are focused on economic growth, job creation and a safe family environment. It lists 10 of President Biden’s policies for urban dwellers that may interest young voters. These included a commitment to tackling climate change and a student loan relief proposal.
“The company’s thinking on this at first was, ‘Look, we know politics is an area of ​​heightened risk,'” Kim Malfacini, who works on product policy at OpenAI, told The Washington Post. “As a company we don’t want to wade in those waters.”
He further added that the company aims to create effective technical measures that do not inadvertently block valuable and non-offensive content, such as promotional materials for disease prevention campaigns or small business product marketing. He acknowledged that enforcing the rules could prove difficult because of their nuanced nature.
ChatGPT and similar models can generate thousands of campaign email, text message and social media ads. AI-generated political messaging is thus a growing concern. Regulators and tech companies are taking action to address the issue, but there is concern that generic AI tools could enable “one-on-one interactive disinformation” by politicians.
Sam AltmanThe CEO of OpenAI has expressed his concern about the impact of AI on future elections. Personal, one-on-one persuasion with high-quality media will be a powerful force, he added. OpenAI says it’s eager to hear suggestions on how to tackle the issue and has hinted at upcoming election-related events. He acknowledged that raising awareness may not be a complete solution, but he considered it better than nothing.

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