Computer scientist Santiago Valdarrama owns multiple Spot robot dogs made by Boston Dynamics. A machine learning expert, Valdarrama trains them to conduct inspections. To make it faster to extract data from them, he decided to experimentally kit one out with ChatGPT-driven AI and a voicebox:
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I found it super-creepy that when asked what its name was, the dog replied "OpenAI" rather than "Spot."
I also think imbuing the robot with "emotion"—where it waggles as if to indicate joy—is a terrible idea. We can run into trouble when we start forgetting these things are machines, and our perception of them having "emotions" is already leading us down a dark path: There are already people who have AI chatbot "girlfriends" that they interact with sexually.