In Episode 118 of My Metaverse Minute, Kieron questions the ethics of populating Metaverse spaces with AI bots to make them seem more inviting to users and potential customers.
00:58 — Ethically, there’s already a lively discussion surrounding AI, data protection, and whether or not building relationships between humans and AI is a healthy endeavor.
01:43 — There’s also a risk that users simply don’t buy into bot AI avatars or, even worse, fail to see companies as credible. Is there a difference between falsely populated Metaverse spaces and Twitter accounts with thousands of bots for followers?
02:22 — Between the ethical and consumer arguments against the Metaverse’s new twist on essentially buying digital followers to earn credibility, the project raises a lot of issues, so Kieron wonders whether it will take off as presently constituted.
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