AI and Simulation as Our Ideal

We will have simulated personalities anyway, so why not use them to improve ourselves?

Mike Meyer

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When AI mimics emotions, it threatens to reduce our rich tapestry of interpersonal interactions to mere transactions. If we can’t discern if the compassion or empathy shown by another entity is genuine or a programmed response, it undermines the trust and authenticity upon which human relationships are built.

This is a summary of the fears of Generative AI based on the success of Large Language Models based on bulk incorporation of unfiltered data repositories.

Yes, but. The superficiality of our pseudo emotions is themselves, an uncanny valley. Are we merging with generative AI?

Is the fear already too late? The superficiality of generated content and imitated emotion is the human reality presented back to us by our algorithms. Its perceived lack of validity would be seen as satire if it were constructed as such by a human creator. That, of course, can be imitated also.

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Mike Meyer

Writer, Educator, Campus CIO (retired) . Essays on our changing reality here, news and more at https://rlandok.substack.com/