Wednesday, December 30, 2020

"A Date in 2025": AI advances are not that far off


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A Date in 2025”, on the DUST channel by Ryan Turner, presents an appealing young man Daniel (Sasha Feldman), who is goaded by his AI assistant, which is a little more persistent than Alexa, into dating the young lady in his mundane online school (like the pandemic never ended).

The assistant tells him he is like a cell in a siphonophore, a colony whose individual animals die if they don’t connect to others.  Without romantic suicide, cold logic will force him into suicide.

The AI even pesters him about his masturbation habits.

The final date seems like a bit of a proof of concept.  

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