GIPPR AI: Conservative browser taps Great Communicator for tech frontier with Ronald Reagan chatbot
"What we've done is we've trained our own chatbot," said TUSK Chief Marketing Officer Kaelan Dorr. "We've trained the chatbot to speak in the voice of Ronald Reagan and to view things as a conservative. It's been really interesting so far."
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Amid rising fears of woke bias being baked into artificial intelligence apps, a self-styled free speech web browser targeting conservative users has developed a chatbot that channels the worldview of Ronald Reagan.
"The GIPPR AI is a part of the application and a part of the browser extension," TUSK Chief Marketing Officer Kaelan Dorr said on the John Solomon Reports podcast.
In recent months, conservatives have taken to social media to warn of anti-conservative bias programmed into OpenAI's groundbreaking ChatGPT chatbot, sharing screenshots of responses they received when they asked the AI app to describe former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.
ChatGPT said it wasn't programmed to list positive attributes of Trump, but it did offer positive attributes of Biden.
"[A] lot of the answers that this chat bot is putting out are pretty biased against conservatives," said Dorr, formerly a key executive at GETTR, the conservative social media platform founded by Trump political adviser Jason Miller. "It says all sorts of crazy things about how CRT is great and transgenderism is good, and we find that it doesn't adequately reflect the conservative point of view."
Enter GIPPR AI.
"What we've done is we've trained our own chatbot," explained Dorr. "We've trained the chatbot to speak in the voice of Ronald Reagan and to view things as a conservative. It's been really interesting so far."
Twitter CEO and Tesla founder Elon Musk shares the fears of ideological bias hardwired into AI, even though he was a key early backer of OpenAI, the tech startup that developed ChatGPS.
Musk was among the tech world elite signing an open letter last month warning of unpredictable dangers in the "out of control race" to advance AI and urging a six-month moratorium in "the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4" until its risks are better understood.
TUSK describes itself as a free speech browser with a "mission to protect a free and open internet." The browser's website boasts it does not collect or sell personal user data.
"We don't get to see the sites you visit, what you type in the browser, or your downloads," according to the site's FAQ page. "This type of data is either stored locally on your device, or encrypted. Some browsers monitor users, create profiles, and sell your data for profit. Not us, not ever! Only the sites you visit can see you."
Dorr sees vast opportunity ahead.
"There's so many incredible applications for this that we're hopeful to pursue here in the near future," he said.
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