Creating an AI life coach might be Google's worst idea yet. Previous attempts at making advice AI chatbots have shown that the technology is dangerously poor at giving health advice and even worse at advising about morality, with some bots being extremely easy to manipulate into accepting racist and homophobic advice and even promoting genocidal suggestions. Google's life coach is likely to backfire.
AI is revolutionizing how we live, work, and communicate, so it isn't unreasonable to believe that AI life coaching could soon be a reality for many people. The technology can provide individuals with personalized guidance and assistance they might not have had access to. It could also give vulnerable users customizable, up-to-date, and more affordable 24/7 support.
There's a 50% chance that an AI will first pass a long, informed, adversarial Turing test by 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.