OpenAI is encouraging people to use ChatGPT for therapy. That’s dangerous.

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
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Chelsea Stahl / MSNBC

OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, recently announced that in the coming weeks it plans to roll out a voice recognition feature for its chatbot, which will make its artificial intelligence technology appear even more humanlike than before. Now the company appears to be encouraging users to think of this as an opportunity to use ChatGPT as a tool for therapy.

Lilian Weng, head of safety systems at OpenAI, posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday that she had held a “quite emotional, personal conversation” with ChatGPT...

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