“K I Get Uber”
M.G. Siegler
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I read this and initially thought it was diametrically opposed to what I just wrote about bots and AI. But there’s actually a non-dystopian, non-free-will-sacrificing world where the interaction you described is common. After all — you mention the service by name in your message, so you’re not being subjected to a paid placement. And your intention could not be more clear, so the confidence level for whether this is a good suggestion would have been almost 100%. And there’s still room for a person to ignore such suggestions and eventually train the bot that they’re just not an uber person (or that they usually walk places) — this is the “bots become really good” path.

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