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We need to talk (just as soon as I consult ChatGPT)

By Alyson Krueger

25 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The New York Times reports on how a number of people are turning to their A.I. friends for advice, when faced with a challenging situation in parenting, romance or work.

Todd Mitchem kept struggling to have honest, productive conversations with his son. “He’s 15,” Mitchem, 52, said with a laugh. “Teenagers are so difficult to connect with.”

Every time he tried to bring up a sensitive issue, his son would give vague answers or run away, preferring to avoid serious talks altogether.

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