Ask Delphi moral judgements

October 2021

The Allen Institute for AI for launched Ask Delphi, a so-called 'research prototype designed to investigate the promises and limitations of modeling people’s moral judgments on a variety of everyday situations'.

Reaction to Delphi has been decidedly mixed. On the one hand, Delphi is seen to provide reasonably, basic answers to simple questions.

On the other hand, it can produce responses that misunderstand the context in which questions are being asked, are stereotypical, and exhibit overt racial and religious bias.

Data sources for Delphi's large language model include Reddit communities r/AmITheAsshole and r/Confessions.

Operator: Allen Institute for AI
Allen Institute for AI
NGO/non-profit/social enterprise
Answer ethical dilemmas
Technology: NLP/text analysis
Accuracy/reliability; Bias/discrimination - racial, religion