Elon Musk made a bold promise to a tech press conference that he was creating an anti-woke chatbot. Woke culture has been a hot button issue since its rise to prominence, and many tech entrepreneurs, such as Musk, have tried to combat it with products and services. But Musk’s plans have not gone as planned.
Now nearly a year since the press conference, the tech mogul is still trying to make his chatbot a reality. Unfortunately, he has run into several roadblocks.
The first issue is that there is no clear definition of what “woke” actually means. This has hindered the creation of an algorithm designed to recognize and snip out woke content from conversations. This task is made even more difficult by the fact that “woke culture” itself is highly subjective and often controversial.
In addition, there is the challenge of not infringing upon users’ right to free speech. Musk has been vocal against censorship, so the chatbot must be designed with care to ensure it only filters out content related to woke language and not content that represents a different viewpoint.
The final issue is that creating an effective chatbot requires complex coding and artificial intelligence. Coders are hard at work to design chatbot AI that can identify woke language without limiting users’ rights, but progress is slow.
It appears that, despite Elon Musk’s best efforts, an anti-woke chatbot may still be a ways away. Nonetheless, the tech entrepreneur continues to push for creating a product that can protect users from the content related to woke culture, and it will be interesting to see what he eventually comes up with.