Assessing Political Bias and Value Misalignment in Generative Artificial Intelligence

31 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2024

See all articles by Fabio Yoshio Suguri Motoki

Fabio Yoshio Suguri Motoki

University of East Anglia (UEA) - Norwich Business School

Valdemar Pinho Neto

Brazilian School of Economics and Finance

Victor Rangel

Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (INSPER)

Date Written: June 11, 2024

Abstract

Our analysis reveals a concerning misalignment of values between ChatGPT and the average American. We also show that ChatGPT displays political leanings when generating text and images, but the degree and direction of skew depend on the theme. Notably, ChatGPT repeatedly refused to generate content representing certain mainstream perspectives, citing concerns over misinformation and bias. As generative AI systems like ChatGPT become ubiquitous, such misalignment with societal norms poses risks of distorting public discourse. Without proper safeguards, these systems threaten to exacerbate societal divides and depart from principles that underpin free societies. [The online appendix is available upon request.]

Keywords: Generative AI, Societal values, Large language models, Multimodal, AI governance

JEL Classification: C89, D83, L86, Z00

Suggested Citation

Motoki, Fabio and Pinho Neto, Valdemar and Rangel, Victor, Assessing Political Bias and Value Misalignment in Generative Artificial Intelligence (June 11, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4773936 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4773936

Fabio Motoki (Contact Author)

University of East Anglia (UEA) - Norwich Business School ( email )

Norwich
NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://research-portal.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/fabio-motoki

Valdemar Pinho Neto

Brazilian School of Economics and Finance ( email )

RJ 22250
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Victor Rangel

Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (INSPER) ( email )

São Paulo
Brazil

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