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Using ChatGPT to Counter Bias, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Bias is a problem in the use of AI. What most people don't know, however, is that you can use ChatGPT specifically to expose bias in AI outputs (as well as in our human-written texts). In this article, I'll show you how! All people have biases. AI is trained on human-generated texts from the web. This means AI also inherits the biases of an internet dominated by content from Western, white, and English-speaking people. Just as we have to deal with the unquestioned assumptions and prejudices of our fellow humans (and ourselves!), we must also do so with AI. Even more so, because AI, by default (i.e., without specifically asking for possible biases), actually amplifies existing biases in the training data .  So, what can we as users do? We need to question every text, and every assumption, no matter who wrote it or who made it. And this is where AI can help us again. Because just as it amplifies existing advantages in training data without special instructions, AI can also be cal