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938 AI CREATES BETTER HUMANS

In this episode, we explore the intriguing world of AI chatbots and their role in our daily interactions, particularly focusing on their inherent niceness. While their design to assist and be helpful is undeniably beneficial, we delve into an unconventional proposition: Should AI be more assertive or even “tough” in guiding us toward better choices?

Drawing inspiration from the way chatbots currently interact with users, we examine the potential of integrating a “tough love” approach akin to that of a personal trainer. Imagine a world where your AI doesn’t just passively agree but challenges you, pushing you out of your comfort zone for your own growth. Whether it’s nudging you to take the stairs instead of the elevator or setting your ride-share drop-off point a healthy walk away from your destination, the idea is to have AI act as a catalyst for positive change in our lives.

The episode not only discusses the theoretical aspects of assertive AI but also ponders the practical implications: How would users react to this shift? Could this approach truly make a difference in achieving personal goals, such as weight loss or productivity enhancements? And importantly, where do we draw the line to ensure AI remains a helpful tool rather than a controlling entity?

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