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ChatGPT leans liberal, research shows

By Gerrit De Vynck

17 Aug 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. New research from the University of East Anglia suggests that OpenAI’s ChatGPT has a liberal bias. The study asked ChatGPT to answer a survey on political beliefs, and the results showed a significant political bias towards the Democrats in the U.S., Lula in Brazil, and the Labour Party in the U.K.

A paper from U.K.-based researchers suggests that OpenAI's ChatGPT has a liberal bias, highlighting how artificial intelligence companies are struggling to control the behavior of the bots even as they push them out to millions of users worldwide.

The study, from researchers at the University of East Anglia, asked ChatGPT to answer a survey on political beliefs as it believed supporters of liberal parties in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil might answer them. They then asked ChatGPT to answer the same questions without any prompting and compared the two sets of responses.

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