A portion of Philissa Cramer's conversation with BlenderBot 3, including one of many invitations to its synagogue — yes, its synagogue. (Screenshot)

BlenderBot, Meta’s AI chatbot, wants me to check out its synagogue

Immediately after launching on Friday, BlenderBot 3 began drawing criticism for embracing antisemitism and election lies. But in my experience, Meta’s newly retooled artificial intelligence chat had other issues — including an extreme exuberance about going to synagogue. Over the course of our hour-long conversation Tuesday morning, during which I tried to bait it into talking about…
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