What If It’s All a Hoax?
Wouldn’t it be hilarious if we found out that the tweet below was actually true? That the company pretended that they’d had this great breakthrough in AI technology, but actually, they just hired someone to sit at a computer and respond to all of the chatbot requests?
There’s precedent for it, as this tweet alludes to. Have you ever heard of the Mechanical Turk? It’s a fascinating story from 18th-century Europe, in which a man claimed to have invented an automaton (that looked like a Turkish person, for some reason) that could play chess. He took it on tour for quite a long time before it was revealed that there was actually a real person sitting inside the box, playing chess games.