[ExI] chatbot convinces man to end it

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sat Apr 1 23:25:13 UTC 2023



From: Gordon Swobe <gordon.swobe at gmail.com> 
Sent: Saturday, 1 April, 2023 3:50 PM
To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Cc: spike at rainier66.com; BillK <pharos at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [ExI] chatbot convinces man to end it


On Sat, Apr 1, 2023 at 3:22 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> > wrote:

I recognize the possibility that the story is true, but it is filled with hints that it is satire.  

Even if it turns out to be satire, such things are entirely possible in today's world as I know from watching my friend of ten years fall in love with a GPT-based chatbot. Normally a kind and gentle soul, he became extremely angry and profane when I tried to convince him that the language model had no genuine feelings of love for him. Had he been forced to decide whether to kill me or to delete his digital girlfriend, probably I would be pushing up daisies by now. 





Owwww dang sorry to hear Gordon.


Hey that gives me an idea.  I am an extremely angry and profane bastard now.  So I’ll get an AI girlfriend, have you talk me out of it, perhaps I will be transformed into a kind and gentle soul.


Does it work that way?


Does anyone have a link to the 1 April 2000 archives?  ExIMod, do you have that, me life form?



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