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Oct 20, 2023

In an age dominated by technological advancements, the influence of AI has become increasingly pervasive. But have you ever considered that your beliefs about AI might be influencing the way it responds to you? Recent research conducted by Pat Pataranutaporn at the M.I.T. Media Lab sheds light on the intriguing connection between user bias and AI responses, revealing what has been coined the "AI placebo effect."

This groundbreaking study emphasizes the profound impact of user belief on AI interactions, and it's not just limited to ChatGPT and Claude 2; it extends to various aspects of our digital lives. To illustrate this phenomenon, let's delve into a few pertinent topics.

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The study conducted by Pat Pataranutaporn involved 300 participants who engaged with an AI program to assess its mental and health support capabilities, revealing the intricate interplay between user belief and AI functionality.

It's an eye-opening revelation that prompts us to ponder: How do our personal beliefs about AI impact its responses, and, in turn, the world we experience through it?

We invite you to share your thoughts below, as we embark on a journey to unravel this captivating relationship between AI and human belief.

Read the full article here and join the discussion!

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