On Moral Manifestations in Large Language Models

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Since OpenAI released ChatGPT, researchers, policy-makers, and laypersons have raised concerns regarding its false and incorrect statements, which are furthermore expressed in an overly confident manner. We identify this flaw as part of its functionality and describe why large language models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT, should be understood as social agents manifesting morality. This manifestation happens as a consequence of human-like natural language capabilities, giving rise to humans interpreting the LLMs as potentially having moral intentions and abilities to act upon those intentions. We outline why appropriate communication between
people and ChatGPT relies on moral manifestations by exemplifying ‘overly confident’ communication of knowledge. Moreover, we put forward future research directions of fully autonomous and semi-functional systems, such as ChatGPT, by calling attention to how engineers, developers, and designers can facilitate end-users sense-making of LLMs by increasing moral transparency.
TitelCHI ’23: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems @ Workshop on Moral Agents,
Antal sider4
Publikationsdato20 mar. 2023
StatusUdgivet - 20 mar. 2023


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