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Re: Do you believe that your toys are alive?

Postby voidance » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:18 am

For fun, I might ask them questions to see the responses they have to them as a joke. Other than that, I see no reason to converse with AI. Is that a thing? Do people try to hold a conversation with Alexa?

I feel that this is separate to playing "make believe" with toys.

Additionally, I think when it comes to children it is hard to navigate between what is normal child like behaviour and what is magical thinking because of a child's imagination.

I had severe hallucinations as a child which was never addressed due to children being children.
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Re: Do you believe that your toys are alive?

Postby justonemoreperson » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:36 am

voidance wrote:For fun, I might ask them questions to see the responses they have to them as a joke. Other than that, I see no reason to converse with AI. Is that a thing? Do people try to hold a conversation with Alexa?


I guess it's still pretty basic AI and it doesn't provide the complexity and conformity to what would be required to create a scenario that people would find comforting. Although, I do have a biker mate who gets genuinely angry with Alexa when it doesn't do what he's expecting and he starts berating it like a child. I bought it for him; as entertainment it's already paid for itself.

I feel that this is separate to playing "make believe" with toys.

Additionally, I think when it comes to children it is hard to navigate between what is normal child like behaviour and what is magical thinking because of a child's imagination.

I had severe hallucinations as a child which was never addressed due to children being children.


No one listens to kids but they very rarely come up with nonsense; it's mostly just a failure for adults to remember what communication as a child is like.
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Re: Do you believe that your toys are alive?

Postby poxalis » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:25 pm

justonemoreperson wrote:Question for anyone: how do you get on with AI assistants like Alexa etc? Do you try to converse with them or is it too prescribed?


why the ###$ would I talk to alexa? :lol:
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Re: Do you believe that your toys are alive?

Postby justonemoreperson » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:45 am

poxalis wrote:
justonemoreperson wrote:Question for anyone: how do you get on with AI assistants like Alexa etc? Do you try to converse with them or is it too prescribed?


why the ###$ would I talk to alexa? :lol:



People are having conversations with their stuffed animals and you take exception to the idea of talking to Alexa?
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Re: Do you believe that your toys are alive?

Postby poxalis » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:49 am

A stuffed animal can be someone's friend. Bezos can have my money but I'd to keep my soul if he allows it.
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