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Every website on the internet is currently trying to stick an AI-powered chatbot on its homepage, a trend that extends even to 8kun—the far-right image board websiteThis is a toxic cesspool of depraved, immoral and vile content.
Jim Watkins is the creator of the website, which was created from the ashes 8chan (which has been summarized). Kicked off of the internetBy web hosting providers in 2019). Posting about the site’s new AI chatbot on X on Tuesday. Watkins says that the new chatbot has been dubbed simply the “8kun AI,”The software is being actively developed, and a small number of users can test it. Watkins stated:
“The 8kun AI is now available for further beta testing. Please use it responsibly. Let’s not break it. We are currently in the process of training the AI, which will take approximately a year. Your inquiries will help guide it toward improvement.”
In a post that followed, Watkins claimed to have found the chatbot. “being trained on what is currently posted on 8kun, and that will take about a year to process.”
On the 8kun website where the chatbot appears, a message informs you that only “Proto members”The chatbot can be tested by members of the platform. I am not a Proto user, so I couldn’t test the app.
Watkins’ son, Ron Watkins, Postings on XChatbots: “Already getting better results than Grok and it doesn’t hold your hand. Just needs a bit more knowledge about current events.”
Ron is clearly wrong. While Grok, Elon Musk’s Edgelord Chatbot, obviously has its foibles, the 8kun chatbot’s answers often don’t approach anything even marginally resembling coherence. The page that auto-displays the chatbot’s interactions with site users is a repository of dozens and dozens of unhinged text regurgitations that sometimes half-resemble an answer but are otherwise shot through with completely unrelated text.
One user asked a chatbot the following question: “who would win in a fight, Howard the Duck or Batman?”
The answer to the chatbot’s question is:
Howard: I don’t think so. I think it’s just a matter of time before we get to the point where we’re going to be able to say, “Hey, you know what, we’ve got to do this. We’ve gotta do that.” And then we’ll have to figure out how to make it work. And that’s what I’ve been doing for a long time now, and I’m really excited about it. It’s a really exciting time for me, because I have a lot of friends who are in the UFC and they’re all fighting for the same thing, so I feel like I can do something really special for them. So I’m going to make sure we do everything we can to bring out the best in each other. That’s the only way I know how. e’ve got to do this. We’ve gotta do that.” And then we’ll have to figure out how to make it work.
Another “answer,”The chatbot claims that JFK’s assassination was committed by a “CIA agent”Name “Robert Kennedy Jr.”When asked by a second user about their dream, the bot spat out what looked like random jargon from the U.S. legal codes.
Watkins claims his chatbot is trained on 8kun but it appears that it has been trained on other texts. The chatbot appears to have re-transcribed episodes of Democracy Now (the left-leaning program hosted by Amy Goodman) in multiple instances. When a user asked a question to the chatbot about Jeffrey Epstein, it included the following response:
“AMY GOODMAN: I want to thank you for being with us. This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. We’re broadcasting from Washington, D.C. at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.”
Watkins posted another article on X. Claim thatThe chatbot is a tool that has been designed to help you with your chatbot. “several versions of the Bible on its reading list.”He or she can be contacted at Later added: “I have no influence on what is coming out. It is “reading”8kun is a good tool to use, along with some public domain books and the ability to put together things. It takes a year to get the hang of it. “learning” for it to be useful.”
Watkins stated in a separate post that he had a similar experience. “would not take any medical or any advice from the AI for a long time.” That’s certainly true and it is also true that you probably shouldn’t ask 8kun AI any questions unless you want to spend your days reading garbled nothings from the bowels of the internet.
Original content by gizmodo.com “8kun launches its own AI chatbot”
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