Assessing Political Prudence of Open-domain Chatbots [article]

Yejin Bang, Nayeon Lee, Etsuko Ishii, Andrea Madotto, Pascale Fung
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Politically sensitive topics are still a challenge for open-domain chatbots. However, dealing with politically sensitive content in a responsible, non-partisan, and safe behavior way is integral for these chatbots. Currently, the main approach to handling political sensitivity is by simply changing such a topic when it is detected. This is safe but evasive and results in a chatbot that is less engaging. In this work, as a first step towards a politically safe chatbot, we propose a group of
more » ... cs for assessing their political prudence. We then conduct political prudence analysis of various chatbots and discuss their behavior from multiple angles through our automatic metric and human evaluation metrics. The testsets and codebase are released to promote research in this area.
arXiv:2106.06157v1 fatcat:rdxq2nohifeunph6x4qaah4nau