AI Grief Tech Sure Seems Predatory

My latest for KnowTechie is a criticism of “grief tech,” the growing number of AI chatbots that are trained with data of deceased loved ones. These tools, almost all seem as predatory as a Victorian-era séance.

Grief tech seems predatory as a Victorian-era séance

AI’s have simple objectives of satisfying a user. Large language models are prone to sycophancy and sandbagging. AIs will answer subjective questions, flattering their users’ stated beliefs and endorsing common misconceptions when users appear uneducated.
Mason Pelt, May 20, 2023,
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