The author of this article asserts that the boundary between humans and machines—in terms of how we interact—is ‘fuzzier’ than most people realise; and this accounts for much of the discourse around ChatGPT.
- AI chatbots represent a new phenomenon, yet debates over language evolution are longstanding.
- Chatbots, like ChatGPT, serve as a reflection of human language.
- A majority of human language is essentially recycled.
- Chatbots mirror patterns already prevalent in human interactions.