ChatGPT: the route to loneliness?

No comfort from AI

From ChatGPT to Replika, AI is being touted as a tool to solve the loneliness epidemic. But is this just a false marketing promise, or perhaps something more sinister. In these habitually lonely times wanting someone to talk to, even if they’re just an AI chat bot, is understandable. But besides the emptiness of a conversation with an AI, author of Nihilism and Technology, Nolen Gertz, argues that even the most optimistic story of connection could lead to danger.

 

Nolen Gertz will be speaking at the IAI's upcoming music and ideas festival HowTheLightGetsIn alongside Brian Greene, Roger Penrose, Fiona Hill, Slavoj Žižek and many, many more. Explore the full programme and book your tickets here.

 

There is something disturbing and yet understandable about wanting to talk to a

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Markus Padilla 14 February 2024

Thank you for your insightful perspective on the role of AI in addressing loneliness. It's a complex issue that warrants careful consideration. I'm looking forward to exploring this topic further