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01:51 — Chatbots designed to assist customers on branded websites have become so common that users may even be irritated if they aren’t there to aid with questions and searches.
02:23 — New types of chatbots are emerging. These include relationship chatbot REPLIKA (“the AI companion who cares”) and therapy bot Woebot Health, tailored to assist with mental health challenges.
02:46 — A particularly innovative bot has emerged to simulate conversations with deceased loved ones. Termed “deadbots,” this new generation of chatbots raises ethical questions concerning unauthorized data usage of the deceased.
03:26 — Other issues include considering the unintended consequences of deadbots acting contrary to the deceased’s personality or behavior, causing potential psychological harm to users.
04:14 — Who is governing ethical AI conditions as the advancements in technology approach a crossroads with humanity in general? Aaron stresses the importance of using technology as an augmentation or accompaniment to human interaction, not a replacement.
04:14 — Some creators using open source AI as a foundation for deadbots already have standards in place in regards to misusing their AI source code.
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