“Truth in bots”

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.

Truth in bots | Seth’s Blog

“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?

2 thoughts on ““Truth in bots””

    1. 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.

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