OpenAI recently shut down a GPT-3 bot that was programmed to emulate a person’s dead fiancée. Getting past the “Wow, that’s weird,” part of the story… how is this different from training an AI model to emulate a customer service representative?

During season 1 of HBO’s Westworld reboot, I was inspired to write Sex with Robots is Almost Here. Please have a quick look, then post your comments on PGX, our private social network.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the host of the Shelly Palmer #strategyhacker livestream and co-host of Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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