Let’s delve into why people perceive generative AI as almost human-like. It’s largely because the AI’s processes mirror how many humans approach topics: by searching, compiling, and regurgitating information. Just like some people might Google a topic and provide an answer based on search results, AI pulls from its vast language model to craft responses. However, the unique human factor, especially creativity, sets us apart. AI can produce familiar outputs, but it might lack that genuine innovative spark. Still, this close mirroring is why many believe AI is nearing sentience, though it’s not quite there.