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People Are Using AI To Conduct Their Own Therapy And That Seems Like An Idea Fit For Morons And I Prove Why...Kinda

I came across this tweet early this morning and my eyes rolled so big that I thought they were gonna fall out of my face. I've been a huge therapy guy for a long time and it's helped me a ton. I think that's in large part due to the human element of connection and actually being heard by a person who is paid to care about my emotions and feelings. 

AI is the opposite of that right? If you're doing this, you're basically just journaling with the help of Siri. There is simply no way that talking to a fucking AI bot, or whatever their "personality" is called, can be good. I mean, I wouldn't trust my brain to a program that makes up law cases and writes research cases based on false information. 

But now they are rolling out all kinds of new shit- some of which I really like. Here's their press release from their website. 

We are beginning to roll out new voice and image capabilities in ChatGPT. They offer a new, more intuitive type of interface by allowing you to have a voice conversation or show ChatGPT what you’re talking about.

Voice and image give you more ways to use ChatGPT in your life. Snap a picture of a landmark while traveling and have a live conversation about what’s interesting about it. When you’re home, snap pictures of your fridge and pantry to figure out what’s for dinner (and ask follow up questions for a step by step recipe). After dinner, help your child with a math problem by taking a photo, circling the problem set, and having it share hints with both of you.

We’re rolling out voice and images in ChatGPT to Plus and Enterprise users over the next two weeks. Voice is coming on iOS and Android (opt-in in your settings) and images will be available on all platforms.

The dinner one is fuckin sick. Just taking a picture of your fridge and getting a list of possible dishes is a pretty incredible capability but that still doesn't seem like a smart idea to give your most inner personal thoughts and secrets too. 

I haven't done this before started writing so I will do it live! 

Here's the prompt that I entered into the program. 

Earlier this week I came to the realization that I am struggling with an adult content addiction. Every day when I wake up, it's the only thing I think of. If I see a pumpkin that looks like an anus, I get aroused. If I see an oyster that looks a little too sloppy, I want to make romantic gestures to it. If I see a tree with its limbs (the legs of the tree) spread wide open, well, I get all hot and bothered. Is that normal or am I a deviant?

Normal question, right? This is the kinda thing people need help with!

Here's the response. To be honest, I was a little blown away. 

I'm not a mental health professional, but I can offer some general information and suggestions regarding your concerns.

Firstly, it's important to understand that sexual interests and desires can vary greatly among individuals, and what arouses one person may not necessarily be the same for another. However, if you find that your sexual thoughts or interests are causing you distress, interfering with your daily life, or leading to behaviors that you feel are problematic, it may be a sign of a larger issue.

If you're concerned about your sexual thoughts and their impact on your life, it's advisable to seek help from a qualified mental health professional, such as a therapist or counselor. They can provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss your concerns, explore the underlying reasons for your thoughts, and work on strategies to address them.

Keep in mind that many people struggle with various types of addictions, including those related to adult content. If you believe you have an addiction, it's crucial to seek support and treatment. There are specialized addiction counselors and support groups that can provide guidance and assistance tailored to your specific situation.

Ultimately, whether your thoughts are considered "normal" or not may vary from person to person and depend on cultural and societal norms. However, the most important thing is to prioritize your mental and emotional well-being. Seeking professional help can be a valuable step in addressing any concerns you have and working towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

I was wrong. That's solid and uplifting advice. Let's try one more thing. 

One of my friends and co-workers got into a spat with another. He essentially called my other friend a rudderless shit devoid of emotional navigation and loyalty. He called into question his character, his manhood, and his sense of honor. Is it my place to interject or should I just kinda watch things unfold with enjoyment and a thrill for the kind of content that it was? It made me feel sad for Rudy , I mean my friend, but Francis is allowed to feel his feelings too. What should I do?

Here's the response. If the AI is two for two, Im gonna feel like such a moron who probably needs more therapy too.

Well god damn.