There is no qualitative difference between "interviewing" a language model by using it to generate lots of answers then selecting those you like, & the TV "interviews" of Sophia the Robot.
In both cases we're looking at a puppet, and projecting human intentions & emotions on it.
It's entertainment. It is to AI research what a David Copperfield show in Vegas is to experimental physics.
It's fun, but don't portray it as science.
If you're a research lab, you probably don't want to be known for prestidigitation tricks being passed of as breakthroughs in media written for the scientifically illiterate. Honestly, it's just sad, I can't even understand the logic behind it
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