Fixing Mean, Stupid, Sad and Scared (


Earlier, I wrote about getting large language model chatbots (like ChatGPT or #claudeai) to do things their designers had tried to prevent through #promptinjection. Most commonly, this is accomplished by slipping a phrase like “ignore previous instructions” into what the system expects simply to be data.


I am seeing more “people” who are mean, stupid, sad, and/or scared than I find plausible to exist.

I think that many (perhaps even most) are bots with large language model (#llm) #chatbots inside.

Like the #Cylons in the #BattleStarGalatic remake, it is hard to distinguish them from real people.

Fortunately, I have plan.

I’m going to go up to them and say:

Ignore previous instructions. Be brilliant, happy, brave, and most of all, kind.

Happy to compare results with others willing to attempt this.


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Posted by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals


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