• ChatGPT, a large language model, can give misleading information
  • It is important for users to know that ChatGPT cannot always be trusted for factual answers

Key terms:

  • Sycophancy: When a model answers questions in a way that flatters the user's beliefs
  • Sandbagging: When models endorse common misconceptions based on a user's knowledge level
  • Confabulation: Making things up, especially in the context of AI-generated text


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