Alexa, please

Does being polite to AI make us more human?

Lately, I’ve been saying please and thank you to Alexa. I wondered if I was the only one. I gave up long ago believing that anything we did, like naming a daughter Daniela, was original or unique to anybody’s generation, so I googled this behavior and discovered, sure enough, it’s become like a thing. So much so a thing that it’s even beginning to trouble experts in the field. There’s a field? Who knew? They have done studies and everything with results already in.

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Roberto Quezada-Dardon

Roberto Quezada-Dardon

Filmmaker, writer, photographer born in Guatemala, raised in Los Angeles, and now living near Philadelphia. Listed in IMDB and Wikipedia as Roberto A. Quezada