After making waves with a series of controversial tweets and statements, Elon Musk has now pivoted to the chatbot arena. In his most recent venture, he promised the world an AI-driven, anti-woke chatbot. It seemed like a great idea – a platform allowing people to talk about controversial topics without fear of getting cancelled.
The reality, however, is somewhat different. While Musk has released the chatbot, it appears to have gained very little traction online. The reason appears to be not only its limited user base but also the fact that it’s not doing what it promised.
As it turns out, the chatbot isn’t truly anti-woke. Instead, it relies upon a natural language programming algorithm that proves quite unsophisticated when it comes to understanding the nuances of social topics. Consequently, it rarely engages in meaningful conversations and often blunders into discussions about widely contested topics, in which it takes a noticeably biased stance.
Moreover, the chatbot’s lack of success has also been attributed to the sloppy design of the interface. Without a proper user interface, it’s extremely difficult to interact with the chatbot and at times it almost feels like it was setup to fail.
Despite the difficult start, it appears that Musk is still determined to make his anti-woke chatbot a success. His team is working on improving the bot to make it more intelligent and user-friendly. Whether they will be able to make it a success or not remains to be seen, but it will take more than just a few upgrades to make this bot sufficiently woke-proof to survive the challenge.