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Why you shouldn’t tell AI chatbots your health concerns

By Tatum Hunter

27 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Over the years, it has been tempting to ask the internet questions about any ailments we may be experiencing. The Post explains why we should not tell AI chatbots about such health concerns.

Search bots have answers — but can you trust them with your questions?

Since OpenAI, Microsoft and Google introduced AI chatbots, millions of people have experimented with a new way to search the internet: Engaging in a conversational back-and-forth with a model that regurgitates learnings from across the web.

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