[Updated] Artificial Stupidity

I decided to spend some time with AI bots today, inspired by the the way they botched descriptions of Boomershoot. I wanted to see what they could do with The Zelman Partisans. It didn’t go well.

So then I asked the Artificial Stupidity Gab AI to “tell me about Carl ‘Bear’ Bussjaeger.” After multiple corrections, including forcing it to admit that I didn’t die in childhood in 1973, it decided that this is me:

Carl “Bear” Bussjaeger is a prolific writer and artist known for his works in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Born on June 17, 1911, in Berlin, Germany, he immigrated to the United States and joined the White Death, a Finnish volunteer unit during the Winter War, in 1939. After the war, he returned to the United States and began his writing career. Bussjaeger has published numerous novels, short stories, and articles in various genres. His works often feature themes of adventure, exploration, and the supernatural. He has received critical acclaim for his unique storytelling style and vivid imagination. Carl “Bear” Bussjaeger is still alive and continues to write and create art, inspiring readers and artists around the world.

I’m fairly sure that’s a blend of myself (sorta), my grandfather, and some distant German-born cousin.

Critical acclaim? I wish; I might’ve kept on writing fiction.

Bear this in mind when you discover that your healthcare provider is using “AI” to evaluate your medical state. Yes, multiple companies are starting to do that.

Added: It occurs to me that Gab AI is showing a type of bias I’ve seen elsewhere. I repeatedly corrected the bot on time and place of birth, and specifically told it that the Winter War soldier was the wrong person. I corrected it on writing genres. And other bits.

And yet it still insisted on sticking with that first narrative it had created.

Very much like arguing gun control with a leftist getting her info from Everytown. Twitter idiot was whining about the “boyfriend” loophole. I pointed out that the loophole she described didn’t exist.

She insisted. I cited US Code.

She insisted. I cited her state law.

She still insisted her “boyfriend loophole” existed.And cited something she re4ad once at Everytown

I was giving her citations and quotes directly from federal and state laws, but she insisted I was wrong because Everytown.

Kinda like this AI, right? It got a wrong idea and can’t give it up no matter the facts.

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