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Uncensored chatbots provoke a fracas over free speech

By Stuart A. Thompson

07 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. A new generation of unmoderated AI chatbots, developed by independent programmers and volunteer teams, is sparking a debate over free speech.

Artificial intelligence chatbots have lied about notable figures, pushed partisan messages, spewed misinformation or even advised users on how to commit suicide.

To mitigate the tools’ most obvious dangers, companies such as Google and OpenAI have carefully added controls that limit what the tools can say.

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