Facebook Just Released A New AI Feature and No, You Can’t Turn It Off

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AI… I have a love-hate relationship with it.

It has made some things in my life easier, like editing my photos for work. But other things, not so much… like it’s more than a bit invasive and creepy.

Meta has added AI features to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger and they say you can not turn these new features off.

Meta says that the AI features can help you learn, connect, create, and get things done. But shouldn’t you be able to turn it off if you don’t want to use AI features?

I’ve noticed some of the AI features available in the search bar on my Facebook, but I haven’t taken the time to look into them yet.

The AI feature is even inserting itself into private group chat conversations on Facebook Messenger as if it is a person.

The Associated Press reported that the chatbot claimed to have a child in a New York City school.

The group members confronted the chatbot and it apologized to them and the comments disappeared.

That’s creepy, right?

Apologies for the mistake! I’m just a large language model, I don’t have experiences or children.

The AI chatbot told the group

So basically, if someone asks a question and no one responds within one hour, the AI chatbot can come in and answer. The group admin can turn this feature off.

However, this is the ONLY feature that can be turned off as it stands right now.

Meta AI aims to be a helpful assistant and is in the search bar to assist with your questions. You can’t disable it from this experience, but you can search how you normally would to engage with a variety of results. We’ll use this feedback to continue training the models so they are less likely to produce potentially harmful outputs and to improve the ability of our systems to automatically detect policy violations.

Meta spokesperson

How do you feel about this? I already told you that it’s creepy to me and I am not interested in randomly being answered by AI.

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