Research shows ChatGPT leans toward liberalism

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Soroush Vosoughi, an affiliate of the Program in Quantitative Social Science, was recently quoted in the Washington Post regarding ChatGPT saying that, "It's very unlikely that the web is going to be perfectly neutral. The larger the data set, the more clearly this bias is going to be present in the model."   Professor Vosoughi is presently working on large language models, such as those exemplified by ChatGPT, in an effort to understand and mitigate their anti-social tendencies like promoting stereotypes, spreading toxicity, and misalignment with human values. This academic year, he is teaching  "Foundations of Applied Computer Science" (COSC 70) and "Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery" (COSC 89/189).