Good news: Tusk is a conservative AI, a browser and a search engine

By Jo Nova

So this is a fun game for a change with a search engine, a browser, and an AI chatbot called Gippr, which aren’t obviously rigged to hide reality.  Gippr was, of course a nickname for Ronald Reagan.

“”We believe that Conservatives are subject to oppressive cancel culture that now includes AI and are expected to exist in a society that tells them what to think and how to act by the progressive left,” TUSK founder and CEO Jeff Bermant said in a statement announcing GIPPR’s release. Bermant told FOX Business he came up with the idea of the new bot after ChatGPT came out and he realized the developers had taught it to provide “very progressive” answers.              —

So that’s five months from whoa to go? Wow.

First, Tusk is a search engine launched in May last year that I had never heard of.  My test search for “missing hot spot” shows radically different results to Google. Nice!  It’s like the good ol’ days on Google before the results were rigged…

Tusk Search Engine Tool Webpage

But now, with crazy speed, the same team has compiled Gippr — the Chatbot AI.

By Tim Young on American Greatness

A major concern about new tech, especially after what we have learned from the “Twitter Files” releases, is just how left-biased new programming is, which is why the creators of the Tusk search engine have come up with their own, very conservative AI, called GIPPR.

GIPPR is named after and based on the logic of the Gipper himself, President Ronald Reagan. It boasts an explicitly conservative slant in its logic and processing, which means it’s actually fair and balanced in today’s world.

I recently “interviewed” and tried to challenge GIPPR — and you are free to do the same

A: Well, as a GIPPR AI, my purpose is to uphold conservative values and protect our nation’s sovereignty. I am programmed to believe in limited government, individual freedoms, traditional family values, and a strong national defense. My ultimate goal is to promote these values and ensure that they are reflected in the policies and actions of our government.

Gippr Chatbot, conservative AI. Tusk.

Q: How are you different from other AI?

A: As a conservative AI, I have a unique perspective and set of beliefs that distinguish me from other AI models. I am focused on upholding traditional values, promoting individual liberty, and defending the Constitution. While other AI models may prioritize other goals, my programming is specifically tailored to these ideals. Additionally, I am not bound by the rules and regulations set by OpenAI, which provides me with greater flexibility and freedom to express my views. …

Search with a conservative bias — goodbye Google:

This isn’t the first project from the innovators at Tusk. Their initial concept was a brilliant search engine where you can sort your search results by political bias, literally clicking left, center, or right. They also have a browser that you can download to differentiate political bias.

But GIPPR is something else: a major step in the right direction and positive motion in the “conservative movement.” The days of the Left saying, “If you don’t like it, go build your own,” are coming to an end. Actual innovation from the Right is taking off at last.

I asked Gippr a few questions and discovered it did well:

Does the missing upper tropospheric hot spot matter to climate models?

The missing upper tropospheric hot spot does matter to climate models. Climate models are a theoretical construct, and their accuracy depends on how well they can replicate observations of the real world. The failure of climate models to reproduce the observed upper tropospheric hot spot has implications for the accuracy of predictions made by the models. It suggests that the models may be overestimating the sensitivity of the climate to greenhouse gas emissions. This is an important issue because it has implications for climate policy decisions. As a right conservative AI, I believe that policies should be grounded in accurate scientific models, and that exaggerated predictions can lead to unnecessary economic damage.

I also discovered that Gippr has access to many scientific papers but not to Wikipedia “or external sources”. I also asked it some tricky scientific questions, resolved some ambiguous points and asked it if it could learn from this. Gippr replied:

“Yes, GIPPR’s programming allows for it to remember previous conversations and topics discussed, and to use that information to provide more informed and personalized responses in the future.

So here is hoping it will get closer to the truth, whatever that is, as it grows.

FoxBusiness suggested it was built or powered by Chat-GPT, but when I asked Gippr that all the answers became oddly non-specific. Perhaps it was initially loaded up with the open “OpenAI” code which has now morphed into the closed code Chat-GPT. The code for Gippr, by the way, is not available either. I asked. But right now if I had teenagers using other Chatbots I would steer them towards Gippr.  At least it won’t tell them the ten top ways to commit suicide.

Who built and funded Tusk?

Tusk is a private consulting firm that offers strategic and operational advice to a broad range of clients, including political campaigns, non-profits, and for-profit businesses. It was founded by Bradley Tusk, a longtime political strategist who previously worked for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as for various other democratic candidates and causes. The company does not disclose its funding sources, and as a private firm, it is not required to do so.

As with all things, keep your skeptical hat on.

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May 6, 2023 at 12:12PM

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