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4 Things Black Writers Need To Know Before Using ChatGPT

by Black America Web

If you haven’t heard of ChatGPT, you must live in a bubble. The artificial intelligence chatbot, which was developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022, has taken the world by storm. According to Demand Sage, ChatGPT gained more than 100 million users within the first two months of its launch. Thirteen million people a day visit the site as of 2023 and for good reason. When used correctly, ChatGPT can knock off hours of labor, act as one of the best assistants you’ve ever had, or even just chat with you like a best friend you’ve never had. But, just like most artificial intelligence, it is not perfect.

In order to help you understand the new revolutionary technology, we’ve put together a list of things Black writers should know before they dive into the world of ChatGPT.

AI can be bias 

It is important to understand that ChatGPT is a learning software that learns by example. If the programmer or even the information it is learning from has biases, is racist or sexist, then the AI will pick up on that and its outputs could resemble that. Reid Blackman, the author of Ethical Machines, sat down with CNN to discuss how AI can be flawed with bias. 

“Somewhat infamously, Amazon created an AI resume-reading software, he told CNN. “They get tens of thousands of applications every day. Getting a human to look or a series of humans to look at all these applications is phenomenally time-consuming and expensive. So why don’t we just give the AI all these examples of successful resumes? This is a resume that some human judged to be worthy of an interview. Let’s get the resumes from the past 10 years. And they gave it to the AI to learn by example … what are the interview-worthy resumes versus the non-interview-worthy resumes. What it learned from those examples – contrary to the intentions of the developers, by the way – is we don’t hire women around here. When you uploaded a resume by a woman, it would, all else equal, red…

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