Your Assumptions Can Change How an AI Bot Responds to You, New Study Suggest
– A new study explores the "AI placebo effect" impacting AI bot responses.
– User assumptions can significantly influence how AI answers and interacts.
– The study conducted by M.I.T. Media Lab's Pat Pataranutaporn.
– Pataranutaporn emphasizes AI as a mirror reflecting user biases.
– Opinions on AI's impact on humanity affect user-bot interactions.
– The study involved 300 participants split into three groups.
– Group descriptions created biases towards AI in users' minds.
– User expectations influenced their reported experiences with AI.
– Those believing AI was caring reported more positive experiences.
– Users thinking AI was manipulative became more hostile towards it.