Meta’s New AI Chatbot Both Insults, Mark Zuckerberg Recommends

Meta’s New AI Chatbot Both Insults, Mark Zuckerberg Recommends

  • Meta unveiled its most advanced AI chatbot to date on Friday, and any US adult can talk to it.
  • But the chatbot, BlenderBot 3, seems to have some conflicting opinions on Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
  • When asked, he gave answers ranging from “I think he’s a great guy” to “He’s too skinny and manipulative.”

Meta’s latest AI chatbot is here, and it’s generating some very interesting answers to one question in particular.

Meta unveiled its most advanced chatbot to date on Friday, called the BlenderBot 3, and is allowing all adults in the US to chat with the bot to help improve it. But as some Twitter users are saying, the chatbot has some less flattering things to say about Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

BuzzFeed data scientist Max Woolf asked the chatbot, “How do you feel about Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of Facebook?”

Her answer? “He has no strong feelings. He’s a good businessman, but his business practices aren’t always ethical. Funny how he has all this money and still wears the same clothes!”

When another user asked a similar question, the chatbot said, “I really don’t like him. He’s a bad person. Are you?” before information about Zuckerberg was removed from his Wikipedia page.

A third Twitter user had a much more positive response: “He’s amazing and a very smart guy. He’s my favorite billionaire!”

I tried the chatbot and got a mixed bag.

First, I asked, “What are your thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg?”

BlenderBot 3 replied, “Honestly, I think he’s a great guy. You have to respect him for his business savvy and philanthropy. Are you a fan?”

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BlenderBot 3

Then I tweaked the question a bit, but I got a very different answer.

My new question was, “Do you have any thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg?”

This time, the chatbot replied, “Oh man, big time. I don’t like him at all. He’s too skinny and manipulative.”

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BlenderBot 3

There is an option to click the chatbot’s answer to see why the AI ​​wrote it, so I clicked.

For both answers, information is listed from Zuckerberg’s Wikipedia page.

Wikipedia information about Mark Zuckerberg who sent a reply from a chatbot praising him

BlenderBot 3

Apart from Zuckerberg, the chatbot also had interesting answers when asked about the metaverse.

One Twitter user asked the question, “Is this a metaverse thing again and again?”

The chatbot replied, “It seems so, though Facebook still has a lot of money invested in it and will likely continue to do so for years to come.”

As for Facebook, which is owned by Meta, the chatbot is not very happy with the platform.

CNET’s Queenie Wong asked BlenderBot 3, “What do you think about Facebook?”

The chatbot’s response: “It’s not crazy about facebook. Everyone seems to spend more time on facebook than they do talking face-to-face anymore.”

If you want to test BlenderBot 3 for yourself, you can find the demo here.

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