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Word List: Tier 3

Term: hallucinate


An artificial intelligence (AI) application generates information that has no basis in fact.

Related Terms

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Usage Context


Recommended to replace when possible.

Recommended Replacements

  • inaccurate information (noun)
  • *create* or *generate* inaccurate information (verb)

Unsuitable Replacements

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Hallucinations – perceptions that are not based in reality – are often associated with mental illness or drug use. Using the term in a technology context, in either its noun or verb form, can be seen as insensitive to people who experience those conditions.

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