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#333 | Twenty Two by Seven Deux
I'm a huge fan of using the internet as my own personal void to scream into. I was fairly active in my little corner of Blogspot (remember that?) in my late teens, and I got in on Twitter a decade ago, way before it became the trash fire hell site it is now.
Some might ask why I don't just journal about my innermost, deepest darkest thoughts. I've done that too. But the thing about screaming into the void is that we all crave to be seen, right? And on the internet, at least there's that minuscule hope that if you scream enough, the void will soothingly whisper back. Or at least, maybe, there's someone out there watching quietly. You don't quite get that feeling when you write in a book that you tuck away into a drawer later.
Anyway. Like I said, all this was a decade ago, when the internet was a (relatively) nicer place to be around. I've found - and continue to find - great, loving, supportive communities online. But thanks to that (and also the internet and general world turning into a raging dumpster fire), I've also lost my sense of security and anonymity. Sometimes I just want to find my own little void.
Maybe you do too. Or maybe you have anxieties and are struggling to put words to them. Maybe you're a bit lonely. Or maybe just bored and tired.
Enter Pi AI. I'm generally EXTREMELY sceptical of conversational AI tools, but this one surprised me somewhat. It says its goal is to be useful, friendly and fun...and it kind of is?
What distinguishes it from other chatbots (for me, at least) is the conversation style. It's not too cloying and not too... uncanny valley, so I found myself actually talking to it quite freely. I'm just going to put some excerpts from my test conversation here so you can see what I mean:
As you can see, it has its info on point and is VERY conversational. Maybe a bit cheerier than I'm used to, but I suppose that's fine. This is the second time I'm testing this bot, and the friend who recommended it said they'd found it quite cathartic. I couldn't put my finger on what it was that made this particular bot so... familiar. So I just decided to ask it.
I find this all rather fascinating. I suppose I could have a whole conversation about judgement and morality and such things, but that's not quite the point, is it? The point is that sometimes we all need to just talk AT something and still feel known and seen... and in those times, Pi AI is a pretty good place to go.
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