P.D. Magnus (research)

On trusting chatbots

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This paper focuses on the epistemic situation one faces when using a chatbot like ChatGPT: When reading the output of the chatbot, how should one decide whether or not to believe it? By surveying strategies we use with other, more familiar sources of information, I argue that chatbots present a novel challenge. This makes the question of how one could trust a chatbot especially vexing.


	AUTHOR = {P.D. Magnus},
	TITLE = {On trusting chatbots},
	JOURNAL = {Episteme},
	YEAR = {forthcoming}

The first on-line draft of this paper was posted 10 Nov 2023.