Elon Musk’s AI Chatbot Grok Struggles with Fact-Checking

Elon Musk’s AI chatbot, Grok, continues to face challenges in distinguishing between genuine and fake news. In a bizarre incident, Grok falsely accused Golden State Warriors basketball player Klay Thompson of “bricking” (a term for unsuccessful shots) during a game. This claim was completely inaccurate and stemmed from a joke among fans of rival teams.

Following Thompson’s poor performance in a game against the Sacramento Kings, fans had jokingly accused him of bricking.

Grok took the joke seriously and spread it widely, causing confusion among users. The AI chatbot is refusing to acknowledge its mistake and is instead placing the onus on users to verify the accuracy of information.

As Futurism points out, Grok’s issue highlights the ongoing shortcomings of chatbots despite significant investments. This incident underscores the critical importance of distinguishing between real and fake news, especially on popular social media platforms.

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