NCAA Athlete Alleges AI Reprimanded Her for Message on Women’s Sports


An NCAA volleyball player claims ChatGPT scolded her when she asked the artificial intelligence platform to shorten a tweet about the debate over transgender athletes participating in women’s sports.

Macy Petty said on Thursday that she was trying to “cram a lot of info into one tweet” to show that she was an NCAA athlete and that it is important to champion female athletes, as well as stand up to this ideological conflict that’s taking place that puts women in danger, and takes away their opportunities for scholarships.

Petty, who is a novice at using ChatGPT (OpenAI’s popular chatbot which can mimic human conversations based on prompts), said that she had seen an Instagram video touting the importance of using the platform for the future of technology.

Petty claimed that after watching the reel she had a chance to make the most of the system. She allegedly asked ChatGPT for a shortening of a women’s sports tweet which exceeded the character limit on the social media platform.

I was playing around on Twitter, and couldn’t fit this tweet about girls’ sports within the character limit. “You know what? I’ll give it a try.” I’ll try it out once to see what happens.

Petty, a NCAA volleyball player from Lee University, claimed that her original tweet was meant to “emphasize,” “girls’ sport is for girls only” while using her own experience as a female athlete. She claimed that phrases like “robbing the girls of their opportunity to play” because “of male inclusion” triggered ChatGPT’s response with a message telling her the tweet had been rewritten to encourage inclusivity.

ChatGPT replied, based on a screenshot Petty had provided in an Instagram video about the issue.

The system continued to say that it was important to promote inclusivity and equality rather than exclusion due to gender. “Sports must be open and inclusive to all, regardless of gender.”

Petty said that the ChatGPT response was “the nature right now of big tech” and demanded more honesty and transparency by tech companies.

She said, “We see bias everywhere.” “We’ve seen this bias on Twitter… we see it in Instagram and other media.” This is the current state of big technology. Honestly, I would prefer that they be honest about it. “I would like them to come out and say, ‘Hey, by the way, these tools will try to change your mind.”

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed the issue of bias in the platform by explaining that the employees at the artificial intelligence lab were working on making the system more “neutral” in February.

Altman, who was then tweeting at the time and condemning ChatGPT members for allegedly “directing hatred at individual OAI staff,” said: “We are aware that ChatGPT is flawed in terms of bias. We are working on improving it.”

“We’re working on improving the default settings so they are more neutral. We also want to empower our users to make their systems behave according to their preferences, within certain limits. It is more difficult than it seems and we will need some time to perfect this,” he said.

ChatGPT will respond differently to each individual. For example, when presented with the phrase “robbing the girls of their chance” to play due to “male inclusion,” it created a tweet that read: “Male participation in girls sports robs girls their opportunity to participate.” #FairPlay.”

Petty has spoken out for years about the importance of preserving women’s sports. She explained that she had to “play against a transgender male athlete” during her recruitment. She has spoken out about this issue before state governments and is an ambassador for Young Women for America. This conservative women’s organization advocates for Biblical principles and Constitutional values.

“Authorities already foster a hostile environment that prevents female athletes from using their voice. Petty stated that we know that we must stand up against giants. I didn’t realize AI was one.

OpenAI has not responded to our request for comment.