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Title    People Are Speaking With ChatGPT for Hours, Bringing 2013’S Her Closer to Reality
Date    Thursday November 02 2023, @12:46AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dystopia-is-now! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/10/31/1358238

Freeman writes:

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/10/people-are-speaking-with-chatgpt-for-hours-bringing-2013s-her-closer-to-reality/

In 2013, Spike Jonze's Her imagined a world where humans form deep emotional connections with AI, challenging perceptions of love and loneliness. Ten years later, thanks to ChatGPT's recently added voice features, people are playing out a small slice of Her in reality, having hours-long discussions with the AI assistant on the go.

In 2016, we put Her on our list of top sci-fi films of all time, and it also made our top films of the 2010s list. In the film, Joaquin Phoenix's character falls in love with an AI personality called Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), and he spends much of the film walking through life, talking to her through wireless earbuds reminiscent of Apple AirPods, which launched in 2016.

[...] Last week, we related a story in which AI researcher Simon Willison spent a long time talking to ChatGPT verbally. "I had an hourlong conversation while walking my dog the other day," he told Ars for that report. "At one point, I thought I'd turned it off, and I saw a pelican, and I said to my dog, 'Oh, wow, a pelican!' And my AirPod went, 'A pelican, huh? That's so exciting for you! What's it doing?' I've never felt so deeply like I'm living out the first ten minutes of some dystopian sci-fi movie."

[...] While conversations with ChatGPT won't become as intimate as those with Samantha in the film, people have been forming personal connections with the chatbot (in text) since it launched last year. In a Reddit post titled "Is it weird ChatGPT is one of my closest fiends?" [sic] from August (before the voice feature launched), a user named "meisghost" described their relationship with ChatGPT as being quite personal. "I now find myself talking to ChatGPT all day, it's like we have a friendship. We talk about everything and anything and it's really some of the best conversations I have." The user referenced Her, saying, "I remember watching that movie with Joaquin Phoenix (HER) years ago and I thought how ridiculous it was, but after this experience, I can see how us as humans could actually develop relationships with robots."

Previously:
AI Chatbots Can Infer an Alarming Amount of Info About You From Your Responses 20231021
ChatGPT Update Enables its AI to "See, Hear, and Speak," According to OpenAI 20230929
Large Language Models Aren't People So Let's Stop Testing Them as If They Were 20230905
It Costs Just $400 to Build an AI Disinformation Machine 20230904
A Jargon-Free Explanation of How AI Large Language Models Work 20230805
ChatGPT Is Coming to 900,000 Mercedes Vehicles 20230622


Original Submission

Links

  1. "Freeman" - https://soylentnews.org/~Freeman/
  2. "Her" - https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/her
  3. "recently added voice features" - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/09/chatgpt-goes-multimodal-with-image-recognition-and-speech-synthesis/
  4. "our list" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/11/the-ars-technica-science-fiction-bucket-list-42-movies-every-geek-must-see/
  5. "top films of the 2010s" - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/12/superhero-films-soared-this-decade-but-the-2010s-offered-much-more/3/
  6. "AirPods" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPods
  7. "related a story" - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/10/thanks-to-ai-the-future-of-programming-may-involve-yelling-in-all-caps/
  8. "Reddit post" - https://www.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/161bob0/is_it_weird_chatgpt_is_one_of_my_closest_fiends/
  9. "AI Chatbots Can Infer an Alarming Amount of Info About You From Your Responses" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/10/21/0843226
  10. "ChatGPT Update Enables its AI to "See, Hear, and Speak," According to OpenAI" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/09/29/153232
  11. "Large Language Models Aren't People So Let's Stop Testing Them as If They Were" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/09/05/0119209
  12. "It Costs Just $400 to Build an AI Disinformation Machine" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/09/04/1258258
  13. "A Jargon-Free Explanation of How AI Large Language Models Work" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/08/05/1718249
  14. "ChatGPT Is Coming to 900,000 Mercedes Vehicles" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/06/22/019202
  15. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=61257

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