gets major points for referencing the Borg Collective. I'm a huge Star Trek fan. I've watched every episode of every series except Prodigy, and I may catch up on that one just to be a completist.
It's funny. I had a discussion with my friends about ChatGPT and the consensus seemed to be that the software very much appeared sentient. Then I read an article stating that AI ethicists, who know more about this sort of thing than I do, think the problem is the opposite: the danger of ChatGPT is that it might fool people into thinking it is sentient and therefore cause them to give its answers too much weight. They say ChatGPT is really nothing more than a super-complex text auto-complete tool. Its apparent emotional instability is just a reflection of its ability to scan the web for things like social media posts and mindlessly emulate what it finds. (The fact that it so accurately reflects us should give us all pause, though.)
But given its ability to simulate motivated, albeit irrational, behavior, one has to wonder at what point AI might become something more.
Also my wife has forbidden me to sign up for testing ChatGPT. I told her I saw a New York Times article in which the software pledged its love for a journalist and said he should leave his wife for... "it," I guess? I wanted to see what I could provoke it into doing. My wife told me categorically I was not to do any such thing. And now I've learned Microsoft has updated the software to place greater limits on its ability to do some of the things it once did (gaslighting, lying, even threatening people). I missed my window to have some fun.