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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Our Bots, Ourselves

Irina Raicu, director of Internet Ethics, is quoted in The Ringer.

“I don’t think that what this app purports to do constitutes ‘uploading yourself’ into a computer. You would still be you; the chatbot would be a simulacrum of you—a stagnant version of you that doesn’t change, doesn’t learn from interactions with others, doesn’t have spontaneity—or worse, might have the ability to ‘learn’ and adjust but in ways that would be different than the changes you would make yourself”, said Irina Raicu. 

Excerpted from an article by Molly McHugh in The Ringer.


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