ChatGPT, Do You Love Me?
The way we interact with AI now could reveal how the future human-AI relationship will look.
How many products powered by AI do you often interact with?
Some use Alexa to control their smart home with their voice.
Some use Siri on their iPhones to create reminders and appointments. Some use ChatGPT to get their questions answered, solve tasks, and more.
Those aren’t AI tools you use once in a while, but they’re already incorporated into our lives. Some people have become so attached to them that treat them like humans showing politeness and kindness by using words like thank you or please, asking what they like/dislike, their opinion about certain topics, etc.
While there’s nothing wrong with that, the way we interact with AI now could reveal how the future human-AI relationship will look, and, in this article, I’d like to take a moment to analyze something we might’ve overlooked.
How our interaction with AI has evolved
The first AI most of us have probably used on a daily basis was voice assistants. Voice assistants like Siri were meant to help us do quick phone actions with our voice, know things like the weather, and more, but little by little they’ve become smarter — they’re able now to remind us of our next appointments, know the things we like, and can even recommend us things based on our preferences.
In addition to that, the language voice assistants use has become more human. They don’t sound like dumb robots anymore. Tech companies have even incorporated some vocal tics we humans have such as ahh, um, and oh in voice assistants.
Is incorporating those human imperfections into a machine necessary?