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AI's False Reality: Understanding Hallucination

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has leapfrogged to the poster child of technological innovation, on track to transform industries in a scale similar to the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. But in this case, as cutting-edge technology, AI presents its own unique challenge, exploiting our human behavior of "love to trust", we as humans face a challenge: AI hallucinations. This phenomenon, where AI models generate outputs that are factually incorrect, misleading, or entirely fabricated, raises complex questions about the reliability and trust of AI models and larger systems. The tendency for AI to hallucinate comes from several interrelated factors. Overfitting – a condition where models become overly specialized to their training data – can lead to confident but wildly inaccurate responses when presented with novel scenarios (Guo et al., 2017). Moreover, biases embedded within datasets shape the models' understanding of the world; if these datasets are flawed or unreprese