Amazon’s AI chatbot Q suffers “severe hallucinations,” leaking confidential data


Amazon’s AI chatbot, Q, is reportedly experiencing “severe hallucinations” and leaking confidential data just days after it was announced. According to leaked internal documents obtained by Platformer, Q has revealed the location of AWS data centers, unreleased features, and internal discount programs. Employees have labeled the incident “sev 2,” which requires urgent attention from engineers. Amazon is currently competing with Microsoft and Google in the generative AI market, and has touted its Q chatbot as more secure than consumer-grade tools like ChatGPT. An Amazon spokesperson said that no security issue has been identified and that the company will “continue to tune Q as it transitions from being a product in preview to being generally available.”

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Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers.

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