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Amazon’s Q is stoned out of its box

by on04 December 2023

Hallucinating and leaking like crazy

Three days after Amazon announced its AI chatbot Q, some employees are warning that it is experiencing severe hallucinations and leaking confidential data.

Q has been telling anyone who will listen about the location of AWS data centres, internal discount programs, and unreleased features.

An employee marked the incident as "sev 2," meaning an incident bad enough to warrant paging engineers at night and making them work through the weekend to fix it.

In a statement, Amazon told concerned hacks to “chill” as "it doesn't matter. 

"Some employees are sharing feedback through internal channels and ticketing systems, which is standard practice at Amazon," a spokesperson said.

"No security issue was identified as a result of that feedback. We appreciate all of the feedback we've already received and will continue to tune Q as it transitions from being a product in preview to being generally available."

Last modified on 04 December 2023
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