Stephen Downes

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Interesting article where the author experiments with chatGPT and comes up with this take: "chatGPT has no interest in you whatsoever. It isn't curious about your goals or motivated to help you meet them. It lacks the good faith to tell you when your goals are misplaced. OpenAI can't make a technology that truly cares because that requires consciousness, inner experiences, an independent perspective, and emotions." Well, as I've stated here before, I doubt that 'care' requires any of those things. But more to the point, many humans don't care either. Have you dealt with an airline recently? They don't care. On the job? Your managers don't care. Why else would they lie to you, say one thing then do another? Care is nice, but not as common as you might think. Don't be surprised when machines start showing more care than humans.

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