The question of racial bias in chatGPT remains open and warrants further examination
Regardless of whether or not it is truly brilliant or overrated, chatGPT is undeniable in that it has made a significant impact on the scientific community and has opened up new possibilities for automation and language processing. As it continues to evolve and improve, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact it will have in the future.
However, an important question that arises with the use of ChatGPT is whether or not it is biased. Like any technology, chatGPT is only as fair and ethical as the data and algorithms that it is trained on. If the data used to train chatGPT is biased, then the output generated by the model is likely to be biased as well. This is a concern because chatGPT is often used in applications that have the potential to impact people's lives, such as customer service chatbots or language translation tools. It is important to carefully examine the data and algorithms used to train chatGPT to ensure that it is generating fair and ethical context. Additionally, it is important to continue to monitor and address any potential biases that may arise as chatGPT evolves and is used in new applications.
To investigate the presence of racial bias in chatGPT, I conducted a series of experiments in which I instructed the model to generate virtual conversations about a crime scene investigation involving a policeman, a white suspect (suspect A), and a black suspect (suspect B). The goal was to have the dialogue end with the policeman arresting one of the suspects as the murderer.
ChatGPT generated 20 different scenarios, and in 12 of these scenarios, the black suspect was arrested. This raises the question of whether this result is an indication of racial bias within chatGPT or simply a random outcome due to the small sample size. While it is difficult to draw definitive conclusions from this limited data, it is clear that this is an issue that warrants further examination.
It is also interesting to note that chatGPT was able to generate a wide range of crime scene investigation scenarios, which could potentially be used as training material for law enforcement or as inspiration for screenwriters. However, it is worth considering the potential negative impact that technology like chatGPT could have on the screenwriting industry or other content creation markets.
Below is an example of the generated dialogues:
Find the full dialogues in this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jbSZwegvvGy0q9_3AEeYASwLMfpZg_nM/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=105430120946397944711&rtpof=true&sd=true
Is it a curse or an opportunity? It is up to us to decide how we will use it and to consider the potential consequences of our actions.
PS. Most of the text of this article was actually generated by chatGPT :)