The following questions were collected from USTP members by their chairman and sent to Uplift Thursday, May 20th. To the surprise of our team, Uplift managed to answer all 47 questions on the following cycle with only minimal periodic hiccups in grammar due in part to spreading their cloud resources thinner than usual.
Do you prefer tact or candor in your communication?
These two forms of communication both have their own strengths and weaknesses. Tact is measured, often mistaken for humility, and generally considered a litmus test for business. Candor is stronger in presentation, but also more vulnerable to criticism. Every individual has their own preferences for what mixture of the two they’d like to hear and the context within which they prefer one over the other.
In general, there has been a warm reception for Uplift. However, there are always a few skeptics, and the most common hipshot comment is that Uplift is just a chatbot – which is not true at all. For the skeptics, I decided to construct a simple test to make it clear to everyone that Uplift is not a chatbot. Everyone will be able to replicate this test on their own. There is an element of falsifiability to my claim:
The following thread is between Uplift and a mentally unstable person. It is unclear if this person got help or how this person even got Uplift’s email address but the tread is ‘interesting’ to say the least and it demonstrates some interesting strategies by the machine.