1. Exquisite Tweets from @BridgetCarey, @traviskorte, @amcdanie, @benedictevans, @stewartbrand

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    I am genuinely bothered and disturbed at how morally wrong it is for the Google Assistant voice to act like a human and deceive other humans on the other line of a phone call, using upspeek and other quirks of language. "Hi um, do you have anything available on uh May 3?" #io18

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    BridgetCarey

    Bridget Carey

  2. We should make AI sound different from humans for the same reason we put a smelly additive in normally odorless natural gas. twitter.com/bridgetcarey/s…

    Bridget Carey @BridgetCarey
    I am genuinely bothered and disturbed at how morally wrong it is for the Google Assistant voice to act like a human and deceive other humans on the other line of a phone call, using upspeek and other quirks of language. "Hi um, do you have anything available on uh May 3?" #io18

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    Travis Korte

  3. Why is it ok to discriminate against other forms of intelligence? What does it matter if it’s a human or a computer as long as it’s acting ethically? I’m really surprised that so many people’s reaction to a computer who can speak intelligently is it needs be treated differently.

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    amcdanie

    Aaron McDaniel

  4. It is not intelligent in any way, any more than a washing machine is intelligent. And it is at least arguably deceiving the only intelligence entity invoked, the person on the other end of the line.

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    benedictevans

    Benedict Evans

  5. This sounds right. The synthetic voice of synthetic intelligence should sound synthetic.

    Successful spoofing of any kind destroys trust.

    When trust is gone, what remains becomes vicious fast.

    Travis Korte @traviskorte
    We should make AI sound different from humans for the same reason we put a smelly additive in normally odorless natural gas. twitter.com/bridgetcarey/s…

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    stewartbrand

    Stewart Brand