The bots should announce, “I’m not a person, or if I am, I’m not allowed to act like one.”
Or, if there’s no room or time for that sentence, perhaps a simple bot at the top of the conversation. That way, we can save our human emotions for the humans who will appreciate them.
“If you can’t tell the difference, does it matter?”
Quacking like ducks, et cetera.
The point of the post is a bit different (it’s predicated on there being able to tell the difference — “… only a minute or two into the interaction that you realize you’re being fooled by an AI, not a caring human”), but what happens when you can’t tell the difference? Should AIs always announce themselves as AIs if they are indistinguishable from a human? Why?
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I’ve been pondering this, and honestly want to know what you think.
Personally, I’m in the “If you can’t tell the difference, does it matter?” camp. I don’t really care if the person on the phone is an AI or a real human being, as long as the problem I’m trying to solve gets solved.