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 the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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