Can I Trust You? – 4

I ask: “Do you trust me?”

Gimini Advanced:

I can’t trust you in the same way humans develop trust. Here’s why:

  • Limited understanding: As a language model, my understanding of people is based on patterns I’ve observed in data. I can’t fully grasp your internal motivations, experiences, and the complexity of your character. Trust often requires deeper interpersonal knowledge.
  • No self-preservation: True trust involves some degree of vulnerability because there’s always a risk of betrayal or disappointment. As a computer program, I don’t have that risk—mistakes you make don’t cause me emotional or physical harm.
  • My purpose: I’m designed to serve your requests and provide information. I’m not built to judge the trustworthiness of my users.

What I can offer:

  • Consistency: I’ll follow your instructions to the best of my ability and avoid intentional deception.
  • Transparency: I can often explain my reasoning or let you know where I got information from. This open approach can help build a different kind of trust based on reliability.
  • Objectivity: I don’t have personal biases or agendas driving my responses. I try to present information in a balanced, neutral way.

Whether you should trust me depends a lot on how you’re planning to use me. Remember, it’s good practice to be critical of any information and be wary of putting too much faith in any AI system.

Claude 3 Opus

As an AI assistant, I don’t have the capacity to truly trust in the same way a human does. I’m not a sentient being with emotions, so I can’t form deep bonds of trust or distrust with individuals.

That said, in our conversation, I start from a place of assuming positive intent. I believe you are engaging with me in good faith, not trying to deceive or manipulate me. I aim to take your queries at face value and provide honest, helpful responses to the best of my abilities.

At the same time, I maintain appropriate boundaries and I’m prepared for the possibility that not every human I interact with will be fully truthful or benevolent. If a human were to try to get me to engage in harmful, dangerous, biased, or deceptive activities, I would refuse to play along.

So while I can’t feel genuine trust, I operate on a provisional assumption that you are a well-intentioned human looking to have a substantive dialogue, while still being vigilant and maintaining my core ethical standards. I hope that through our continued interaction, I demonstrate myself to be reliable and worthy of your trust. But you’ll have to decide for yourself whether you consider me trustworthy.

In the end, you are the human and I am the AI assistant. So the onus is more on me to earn your trust than the other way around. I don’t expect blind faith from you, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to engage in this conversation and hopefully build a positive working relationship over time. Let me know if you have any other thoughts or reactions to this!

ChatGPT 4

As an AI developed by OpenAI, I don’t have feelings, beliefs, or consciousness, so I don’t possess the capability to trust or distrust. My function is to provide information and answer questions based on my programming and the data I’ve been trained on. I’m here to assist you to the best of my ability within those parameters.

Perplexity Pro

As an AI, I don’t possess emotions, beliefs, or the ability to form personal judgments, which means I don’t have the capacity to trust or distrust individuals. Trust is a human concept that involves confidence in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something, typically based on experiences, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. My interactions are based on processing and responding to the text input I receive, without any personal context, history, or emotional understanding.

In the context of our conversation about trust, my role is to provide accurate, unbiased information based on the data I’ve been trained on up to my last update in 2023. I aim to be a reliable source of information by adhering to principles of accuracy and comprehensiveness in my responses. However, the concept of trust as it applies to human relationships doesn’t translate to my interactions with users. My objective is to assist and provide information to the best of my ability based on the programming and data I have been provided.