I was just forced to watch for the first time an AI generated tutorial/presentation. This was not Veeam training but I decided to send out this feedback just in case anyone at Veeam is thinking about jumping on this bandwagon.
All of this hype about Chat/AI etc crashed miserably in my eyes after watching this content. The AI generated lady doing the tutorial had less personality and sincerity than RD2 in Star wars (reminder RD2 could only beep and not speak). The phoney AI generated smile would have been better placed in the film Aliens on the monsters that emerged from people’s stomachs.
Then there were the pronunciation errors. Living in Toronto I hear all sorts of different pronunciations in English but they normally add some spice to the discussion. Italian, French, Chinese etc native speakers all have different pronunciations and if anything they add flavour to the conversation. Machine AI however is horrendous. It will go along for a bit perfectly but then blurt out something that sounds like when my dishwasher got a screw loose during a heavy wash session completely betraying the fact that its native tongue are 0’s and 1’s in machine code.
I was trying to concentrate on the technical topic in the tutorial but kept getting distracted by the AI generated person’s utterly empty and emotionless facial expressions all the while wondering if any second it would pull an Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator short circuit and declare “time to die stupid human!!”
Maybe I am being too harsh. It is not that I am overly sensitive to phoney and completely false expressions of emotion (I once had an office once next to the sales dept :) , but this was a combination of horror and disgust.
Just my opinion but I think IT trainers need not loose sleep over being replaced by the modern version of HAL 9000. To be fair the HAL 9000 in Space Odyssey 2001 had way more personality than this modern day AI thing, I mean who can forget some of its quotes like “I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.” Good advice for me after going through an AI generated tutorial!