Chatbots shouldn’t use emojis

Nature 615:375 (2023)
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Limits need to be set on AI’s ability to simulate human feelings. Ensuring that chatbots don’t use emotive language, including emojis, would be a good start. Emojis are particularly manipulative. Humans instinctively respond to shapes that look like faces — even cartoonish or schematic ones — and emojis can induce these reactions.

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Carissa Véliz
Oxford University


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