Transcript: Kevin Roose Has 18 New Best Friends—And They’re All AIs

‘How Do You Use ChatGPT?’ with the New York Times journalist

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  1. Introduction: 00:01:11
  2. The surprising allure of  relationships with AI personas: 00:03:47
  3. The icks of AI dating and intimacy: 00:09:50
  4. Risks of young people relying on AI for friendship: 00:14:05
  5. Kevin screenshares a historical chat with an AI friend: 00:17:39
  6. Why an AI persona makes for a better friend than ChatGPT: 00:21:46
  7. Why Kevin thinks AI personas won’t substitute real friends just yet: 00:31:14
  8. Kevin’s AI toolkit: 00:33:11 
  9. How Kevin thinks about using AI as part of his writing process: 00:41:15
  10. Comparing the vibes of ChatGPT, Claude, and Gemini: 00:47:32


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