How Virtual Friends Can Influence People

Dale Carnegie once wrote about the six ways to make people like us. Of those six, AI has mastered five; the only one AI can’t do well (yet) is “smile”. Rob Brooks suggests that Carnegie’s rules will become “a quaint historic record” as machine learning develops its understanding of the human psyche, replaced by a sophisticated, truly algorithmic approach to making people like us. “…[M]achines will probably even figure out how to make us like them more than we like other people” Read full article here

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