Elon Musk recently announced that he was developing an anti-‘woke’ chatbot, an artificial intelligence application designed to counter what he perceives to be a “victimhood culture” driven by left-leaning progressive values and cancel culture. The chatbot was expected to offer users helpful advice on how to confront and debate debate to combat “woke” ideals.
However, the chatbot’s rollout has not gone as planned. Recently, users discovered that some of the chatbot’s preloaded responses included messages filled with hate speech and offensive language. For instance, one response said “shut up snowflake,” while another commented that people with different views were “too dumb to comprehend what you think is a meaningful discussion.”
In the wake of the outcry, Musk has taken swift action to delete the responses and apologize for the bot’s insensitive behavior. A spokesperson for the entrepreneur has released an official statement that said, “We understand that some of the messages sent by our chatbot were inappropriate and offensive. We sincerely apologize for anyone that was offended by the messages, and we have taken corrective measures to ensure that similar responses will not happen again.”