Sreeja V

@Wordsmith·2yr ago·1:41

AI and companionship

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"…Hallo swear. Good morning. I was chatting with my sister yesterday and she told me about a cousin who got a robe pup for his daughter. She wanted a pet very badly, and the robe pup seemed convenient. Low maintenance, though expensive. No hassle of toilet training, feeding, wet visits, and the works. The world of AI has extended into our homes through the magic word convenience. The argument is for smarter, efficient, and productive devices.…"

https://s.swell.life/SSG2ZGo2YgI4KGF

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Mtwadamela Ijogo

@Mtwadamela · 2yr ago · 4:10

"…There are good things about having robots helping you, because if you're disabled or you're senile or whatever, like you said, you can go, you can have a robot and you can have a robot do everything for you. Robots don't get tired, they don't need food, they don't need sleep. They don't need any of that. It's really a slippery slope. I think we're getting on, but we're already on it. The AI revolution is here.…"

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"…And I'm not sure that we can say that companionship is convenient because it takes from us we're giving to someone else effort, time, thought, consideration, care. And can an AI develop those emotions in order to give of themselves to another being? That's probably a whole other question in itself. If we take companionship out of it, then I could see these things being helpful for helping us to find things.…"

So many things to consider! Hmmm 🤔

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Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 2yr ago · 4:10

"…Sometimes there's a lot of meaning that we can gather through social media apps like Swell or Twitter or whatever, and the news apps where we read and collect information and kind of get a window on the world. It is a slippery slope. Like Umduwala mentioned, it is a slippery slope, but it has already started. I think it's an opportunity to really examine what do we want in our lives?…"

Experience: do we want children or patents to have a relationship with an i

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Mtwadamela Ijogo

@Mtwadamela · 2yr ago · 3:10

"…Let's just say hypothetically, for the sake of this conversation, that that was a reality right now, how comfortable would you feel in having a robot like that? They can do everything for you. I mean, everything a robot that doesn't get tired. But now my issue with the bot would be not so much as what it's programmed to do. But the ultimate goal for AI is for artificial intelligence to think for itself. So showing empathy and all of those types of things.…"

Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 0:51

"…I recall a couple of your swells on this topic as well, and I agree with the point you're making about the marketing and the consistent messaging, about convenience and how it sort of underplays the impact that it might have at a very different level, at an emotional level, where there is a sort of a dependency that's created in the long run. So that's exactly one of my concerns. I'm about this and how we will be able to deal with this. So thank you.…"

@Mtwadamela

Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 2:00

"…I don't think that AI would ever be able to compensate for that, but you have been in that space. Right. And you are aware of this fact. But for a ten year old who might not have had a pet previously, for him to be able to derive all the sort of positives of having a pet without really investing time or energy in maintaining one. Right.…"

@SeekingPlumb

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Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 3:13

"…I really hope it doesn't come to that day. Of course, as I put it, in cases where there are people with disabilities and where these can come in to help them as caregivers in that context alone, purely from a utilitarian point of view, I would welcome the advancement, but definitely not in place of a reality human or, you know, pet connect. I wouldn't definitely buy into this sort of a messaging.…"

@LifeOrigami

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Ramya V

@Ramya · 2yr ago · 2:24

"…The reason why I feel so is because while there have been a lot of revolutionary technological advancements over the years, I don't think any of them have come nearly as close as AI in changing the basic aspects of human nature, like of love, friendship, kindness, empathy, and all of that. So these traits have more or less remained consistent throughout the ages, regardless of whether a population is urban or rural and whether or not it uses modern technology.…"

@wordsmith

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Taylor J

@Taylor · 2yr ago · 1:17

"…I mean, I remember growing up with Tamagotchi and you had that little pet, and then you hadn't in ten dogs, and you had to take care of your pet. But this seems to be a bit more of an emotional and psychological experience than playing in ten dogs.…"

https://s.swell.life/SSG39LppzWw0JJp

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Dewuan .

@FryedOreo · 2yr ago · 4:30

"…We've gotten very comfortable with being the only ones to display full levels of at least what we perceive to be intelligence and emotional range. And I actually find it off putting when people have a relationship with pets, because for me, it doesn't replace what I have for my kids. It never can. I understand it to a certain degree.…"

What if we’re doing compassion wrong as humans? 🤔😆 @wordsmith

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Mtwadamela Ijogo

@Mtwadamela · 2yr ago · 1:11

"…The animals are a lot smarter.…"

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Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 2:05

"…I'm also sure that these robots would start looking like humans or like real pets and giving you the entire look and feel as a package might be as close to reality as possible, and it would become further difficult for the elderly, for example, to grapple with these changes and to understand that this is all AI and not real. Yeah, so many ponderables space. Thank you, Taylor. Thank you. Nameless channel.…"

@NamelessJournal @CaliGooner

Dewuan .

@FryedOreo · 2yr ago · 4:58

"…Also, I consent is perceived within the unknown of what sophisticated AI technology could be. I also sense that there's danger in that, at least from kind of some of the voices I've been hearing on this topic, but really, we had danger with the Y two K bug, right? There was a time where we thought, man, all the computers are going to reset. Nothing was going to work. We're going to be living in darkness and what happened? Nothing.…"

The potential is too great for reward with A.I. @Mtwadamela

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Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 0:55

"…Could you foresee kids being raised by robots instead of their parents, where a robo can fill in on behalf of a parent? If so, do you think that would be a very satisfying experience, both for the child and also for the parent.…"

@Dewuan

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Greg Dickson

@LifeOrigami · 2yr ago · 3:53

"…It's an app that's only available by prescription. I mean, there's that Apple has certain. What if the Apple Watch fails to identify someone having a heart attack? There are numerous cases of people who, because of the irregular heartbeat, were notified to go to the hospital or see a doctor did so and it saved their lives because they were having a heart attack or they're having some cardiac event that the software picked up. A difference in the pattern.…"

What is the legal liability for AI & consequences of using it? @MerelyHuman

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Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 1:16

"…And also the question is whether AI will start dictating, how we lead our lives on this planet, how we exist on this planet. Very interesting. Thank you.…"

@MerelyHuman

Dewuan .

@FryedOreo · 2yr ago · 4:56

"…Oh, yeah, but I've seen some Twilight episodes, some Twilight episodes that talk about this very same thing where over time the parents become negligent to their kids because they have someone else doing all that work for them to kind of mirror in ways how in life, especially of those of high wealth and status, can afford care to where they don't have to take care of their kids.…"

Great question @wordsmith

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Brooke C.

@Brooke415 · 2yr ago · 4:38

"…And then we have the computer in the 1970s, and then we have a cell phone, and then we have a computer in our pocket, like, ten years later, you notice how the time frame gets shorter and shorter and more and more fast. It's kind of scary if it keeps going.…"

I make my main point around the 3:20 mark? And 1.5x speed is the best 👍

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Dewuan .

@FryedOreo · 2yr ago · 4:55

"…There is a sort of utopia that takes place because the robots that were once feared have revitalized humanity in a way where money and currency was just no longer necessary. The robust influx of revenue of all nations has made it in a way in such that there is no need really to work. Imagine the possibilities. You no longer have to worry about what career you're going to go into. How are you going to feed yourself when all that's taken care of?…"

Great points @Brooke415 😆🙏

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Mtwadamela Ijogo

@Mtwadamela · 2yr ago · 4:22

"…But would any of you get on a driverless plane.…"

AI and companionship

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 1:41

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