Chinese AI Trained in Xi Jinping Doctrine

( – It’s no secret that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was founded on Communist principles by Chairman Mao Zedong to keep the masses under the thumb of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the power vested in just a few individuals. The advent of the Internet could have eroded that stranglehold but the government in Beijing has tightly controlled access for their citizens, and the dawning of the artificial intelligence (AI) age is helping the ruling class to strengthen its position.

Trust Me, I’m a Computer

While the world is nowhere near the AI Singularity where the machines become self-aware, programmers are starting to build databases from which a computer (Chatbots) can appear to give one an impartial answer to their question. In China, that includes one source material repository based on “[President] Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” where he lays out how Marxism can fit into the 21st Century and beyond.

Some of the concepts in Xi’s 400+ page document on how he foresees the future of China include (as translated into English by Air University which is part of the United States Air Force):

  • “Only by not forgetting the original [ideals of Marxism] and absorbing foreign countries [emphasis added] can we face the future.”
  • A long dissertation on the necessity of “national reunification,” which means bringing Taiwan under CCP control.
  • Numerous references to the “Belt and Road” initiative with an eye to “closely aggregate [a euphemism for taking over, in context] countries along the route.”

Unfortunately, the idea of pushing a biased narrative via technology is not unique to the Communist regime of China but can also be found in Western AI platforms. The University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom (UK) published a study of ChatGPT in the peer-reviewed journal Public Choice in August 2023, showing that it “presents a significant and systematic political bias” favoring the Left in the United States, the UK, and Brazil.

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Leftists who run so many of the Big Tech companies would develop programs promoting the Liberal Agenda and package it as factual and unbiased by assuring their users that computers don’t make those kinds of judgments.

The closer it gets to November 2024, the more they are labeling those who don’t toe the line on their positions on things like Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender identity as bigoted white supremacists.

Political bias is not the only issue people have been accusing companies creating the various chatbot programs of building into their platforms. There have been recent stories claiming that AIs are steering Black people to lower-income neighborhoods when house hunting; the other topic being discussed is sexism because so many use female voices and avatars which some contend “reinforces sexist stereotypes of women as servile beings who exist only to do someone else’s bidding.”

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