Turns out people don’t like it when they suspect a machine’s talking to them

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Also this just in, people not that into insincere messages

You might find using AI technology helpful when chatting to others, but this latest research shows people will think less of someone using such tools.

Here’s how the study, led by folks at America’s Cornell University, went down. The team recruited participants, and split them into 219 pairs. These test subjects were then asked to discuss policy stuff over text messaging. For some of the pairs, both participants in each pairing were told to only use suggestions from Google’s Smart Reply, which follows a topic of conversation and recommends things to say. Some pairs were told not to use the tool at all, and for other pairs, one participant in each pairing was told to use Smart Reply …