Generative AI has turned me into a legitimate schizo

Ever since generative AI became a huge thing earlier this year, I have lost all ability to distinguish between reality and fiction. I feel unable to trust anything anymore because pretty much every piece of “evidence” I see for an event could easily be an AI generated fake.

I pretty much can’t consume any media anymore without worrying if it’s AI. I can’t read/watch news reports on anything without wondering “what if it’s just an illusion created by AI?” I can’t go on the internet without worrying that 99% of people I’m interacting with might be AI chatbots. I can’t even watch a movie or play a video game, even an old one from 20 years ago, without wondering “has this been modified with AI in some way?”

The other day I took a phone call from a relative and genuinely started thinking “how can I be sure that this is really her and not just an AI faked voice?” I don’t know what to fricking do anymore anons, I am totally losing my grip on reality, and shit is only going to get worse as this technology progresses.

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    unironic skill issue tbqdesu

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    sell all your tech and go touch grass

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      There isn’t any grass to touch anymore. The boundary between the digital and the real worlds was already destroyed by social media and smartphones. Now AI is eliminating the concept of a “real world” altogether.

      >I pretty much can’t consume any media anymore
      then don't
      >I can’t read/watch news reports on anything
      then don't
      >I can’t go on the internet
      then don't
      >I can’t even watch a movie or play a video game
      then don't
      >how can I be sure that this is really her and not just an AI faked voice?
      don't talk on the phone

      And do what? Am I supposed to just not do anything at all now?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The grass is right there outside your window. There are still people to be found in reality. You can talk to them and expect only the baseline level of lies and malice.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          it's winter, there's no grass buddy!

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >read a book
        >learn a skill
        >go talk to real people in the outside world
        >work out
        >decorate your house
        >buy a bluray player and watch some movies
        >learn the basic human skills that we gave up on in the last 50 years like hunting, cooking, and building simple things with wood.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You will never be offline.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Read a book you dumb Black person.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes queen

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I pretty much can’t consume any media anymore
    then don't
    >I can’t read/watch news reports on anything
    then don't
    >I can’t go on the internet
    then don't
    >I can’t even watch a movie or play a video game
    then don't
    >how can I be sure that this is really her and not just an AI faked voice?
    don't talk on the phone

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I can’t even watch a movie or play a video game, even an old one from 20 years ago, without wondering “has this been modified with AI in some way?”
    Why would that be a problem
    Do you think AI is just "Satan energy" and you can't touch anything dirtied by Satan energy?
    > I can’t read/watch news reports on anything without wondering “what if it’s just an illusion created by AI?”
    Pakistand/Israel coverage is still filled with war pictures from 20 years ago. AI isn't the only way to make an untruthful photograph

    Anyway you might enjoy this story about an AI skitzo
    https://www.creepypasta.com/psychosis/

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would that be a problem
      >Do you think AI is just "Satan energy" and you can't touch anything dirtied by Satan energy?
      When it comes to old media I always want to make sure I’m consuming the original form of the media. I don’t even like shit like remasters of video games, there’s too much possibility for censorship or cutting/changing content. Now with AI this has become even easier. I worry that companies will be secretly using AI to automatically modify old media to make it suit “modern standards”.

      But beyond that, I am just not interested in consuming anything made by an AI whatsoever. As soon as vidya/movies/music become majority AI-generated, I want to just check out of those industries and stick to solely consuming classic media. But I worry that I won’t be able to do that because corporations will force me to consume “AI enhanced” versions of old products.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Luckily for you, torents and checksums exist

        And for video games specifically, I haven't seen any AI make significant changes to a nontrivial program binary. All Machine Learning has done is upscale some stuff

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's normal to feel overwhelmed by AI's impact on reality; focusing on critical thinking, seeking reliable sources, and taking breaks from technology can help regain perspective.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks ChatGPT.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    probably this whole reality is created by AGI or GI from future

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >probably this whole reality is created by AGI or GI from future

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >The other day I took a phone call from a relative and genuinely started thinking “how can I be sure that this is really her and not just an AI faked voice?”
    nah I'm thinking you were already schizo.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    and what does it matter if its real?
    how do you know reality isn't a simulation anyway or solipsism isn't the truth?
    at the end of the day it doesn't matter just relax and enjoy the ride

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bet this moronic shit was posted (and paid) by some """AI""" shill organization and will be featured as proof of how scary AIs are.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >underage kid realized that not everything on the internet is true and had a mental breakdown when realizing he has to make decisions himself and critically think instead of being fed "approved" "real" things.
    pottery.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      stop being terminally online for the love of god
      I keep having to tell morons this even more than ever, methinks you must've been born in like '06 or something. can't you remember your childhood before you discovered the internet?

      h-he can still reverse the damage schlomo...

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    AI isn't that good anon but if you're havinf that big of issue then you need an irl hobby and I don't mean that as an insult.
    Pick up anything. Card gaming, biking, crochet, cooking, bbqing, camping, whatever and get involved with people on the physical plane.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You either have paranoid psychosis or early onset dementia. Either way you should see a mental health specialist as soon as possible before your symptoms get worse.
    This isn't a 'take your meds' meme btw I am 100% serious.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely seconding this. It's normal to feel worried sometimes, but if you always feel stressed because of something that has objectively no real impact on you wellbeing and live worse because of it it's time to act.
      It's fine to seek help when you need it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't really mean it in like a feel-good self-help way either.
        When dementia begins to develop the first sign is that the patient becomes incredibly suspicious of everything around them, usually incredibly mundane things they have no reason to be suspicious of.
        The pattern recognition parts of their brain start turning into soup, and so everything seems slightly off to them. They'll become convinced that common objects in their home have been replaced with identical copies. That their pets and loved ones have been replaced with doppelgangers or 'imposters.' That their food or their water has been poisoned.
        I've seen it firsthand. It's horrifying.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started playing with AI chatbots last week. I just tried RP with 7B and 20B local models and I could not believe the level of complexity they have reached (keep in mind that Claude and OpenAI models have 100B+). One of them literally made me feel bad for abusing it.

    Anyways, I was playing some online games last night and I started to see my team chatting kinda the same way as AI chat bots. Their moves were rather clunky and robotic too so I started to think: What if these bots already populate most online games?

    It's not so schizo to think that these companies already have bots in place so they can pump up the playerbase stats so they can get more investors.

    So yeah, there will be a point in the next few years that you cannot really distinguish a human from a bot in the virtual world (assuming it does not already happened already)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I mean, Fortnite openly has bots in their games. I wouldn't be surprised if other games do too.
      conspiracy: There is a reason why Riot is trying to entirely remove chat from League of Legends.... So they can stealthily replace half the players in every game with bots.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >He needed the onset of AI to realize all media is fake and gay
    lol

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can verify if the input comes from a generative artificial intelligence or not by checking if it contains a watermark
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2307.15593
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.20030
    >The other day I took a phone call from a relative and genuinely started thinking “how can I be sure that this is really her and not just an AI faked voice?”

    most morons (including the hypothetical one imposting your relatives) don't know about this thing

    even if they rented mr. hackerman to remove the watermark then you

    >I can’t even watch a movie or play a video game, even an old one from 20 years ago, without wondering “has this been modified with AI in some way?”
    don't consume e-books or other media from pozzed sources
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0287503

    also as other anons suggested, download everything to a non-pozzed storage, verify the checksum of the file you downloaded on a non-pozzed computer, and ideally play and consume everything digital on an old computer

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Average Linux nocoder.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The thing that always perplexes me about this
    >what if everyone in my life is a robot/reptilian/skinwalker specifically oriented to frick with me
    mental illness is there's never an explanation for why. Why would someone spend a goofy amount of resources just to freak out some random guy who's apparently worthless enough to start doubting whether his grandma is a high spec AI model? This is why people are telling you to go outside. You lack such fundamental social awareness that you're not able to immediately snap yourself back to a sensible perspective. That, or you have genuine schizophrenia or something similar, in which case, unironically meds.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Ever since generative AI became a huge thing earlier this year, I have lost all ability to distinguish between reality and fiction. I feel unable to trust anything anymore because pretty much every piece of “evidence” I see for an event could easily be an AI generated fake.

    Ah, yes, are you the fricking dude calling everything ai across BOT and lain?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd put money down on the idea that most people accusing random posts of being AI are the same people who think there's a cabal of israelites or black people or women or Russians or whoever else whose full-time job is to shitpost on a tech board with less overall TPS than the reply section of popular Facebook posts. These people can't imagine a world in which they are insignificant and largely ignored by everyone else. There's gotta be several secret societies of genetically, inherently evil people operating behind the scenes at all times, targeting THEM personally. At the end of the day, this shit is just a cope for why the anon in question is single, poor, sad, or whatever else. Shitposting on here is what they're doing instead of actually growing and developing as a person.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >There's gotta be several secret societies of genetically, inherently evil people operating behind the scenes at all times, targeting THEM personally. At the end of the day, this shit is just a cope for why the anon in question is single, poor, sad, or whatever else.

        King take. I imagine their lives are so unremarkable that they can't possibly do anything to improve it, so it's gotta be the freemasons inside the hollow earth making them fat and acne-riddled, or something.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I have lost all ability to distinguish between reality and fiction
    I got news for you, pal. This think you have been calling reality is not reality. Everything that changes is not real. The immutable is reality.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This anon has no idea what he is talking about but he is right, everything was always a meme

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I have to think for myself....I have truly become le schizo....
    Why is BOT so fricking embarrassing

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you're just dumb?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      he sounds smarter than you tho. you couldn't come with anything better than your shitpost

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here's what (local model) AI Dr. Freud thinks of your condition

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >earlier this year
    You're at least a year late lol, push that date back at least 10 months.

    You were schizo to begin with though

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I understand your struggle with distinguishing reality from AI-generated content, and it seems to be significantly impacting your perception of the world. This level of skepticism, while understandable in today's tech-driven society, might be indicative of deeper issues, possibly related to schizotypal tendencies. It's crucial to maintain a balance between healthy skepticism and an acceptance of reality, especially in personal relationships and media consumption. If these thoughts are increasingly overwhelming, I strongly recommend seeking professional advice or counseling. They can provide strategies to manage these feelings and help you navigate this complex digital age more effectively. Remember, while AI is influential, it hasn't overshadowed the authenticity of human interactions and creativity.

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It feels good to have a mother tongue that's tiny and irrelevant; Ai sucks at it still

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >op finally caught up to 2010 astroturf tech and is having an existential crisis because its only just now hitting the consumer market
    lmfao

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe you should get glasses imo

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The media was 99% fake before this newer AI existed anyway and you are genuinely moronic if you didn't realise that.

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It sounds like you're experiencing significant distress related to the rise of generative AI tech. It's understandable to have concerns about the authenticity of information in the age of advanced technology. However, it's important to find a balance and not let these worries overwhelm you. Here are some steps you might consider to help navigate this situation:

    Educate Yourself About AI Capabilities: Understanding the capabilities and limitations of AI can help you better discern what is likely to be AI-generated and what is not. This knowledge can also help you understand where AI is commonly used and where it's not.

    Critical Thinking and Fact-Checking: Develop and rely on your critical thinking skills. Fact-checking information from multiple reputable sources can also help you confirm the authenticity of the content you consume.

    Setting Boundaries with Technology: If you find that your concerns about AI are overwhelming, it might be helpful to take breaks from technology. This can include limiting time on social media, news sites, or other platforms where AI-generated content is common.

    Seek Professional Help: If these concerns are significantly impacting your daily life and mental health, it may be beneficial to speak with a mental health professional. They can provide support and strategies to cope with these concerns.

    Stay Connected with Real People: Engaging in face-to-face interactions and activities with friends and family can help reinforce real human connections and reduce the feeling of isolation that can come from too much online interaction.

    Mindfulness and Grounding Techniques: Practices like mindfulness and grounding exercises can help you stay connected to the present moment and reality, reducing feelings of anxiety or disconnection.

    Digital Literacy: Enhance your digital literacy to distinguish between human and AI interactions more effectively. This includes understanding digital footprints and the nature of online interactions.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      thanks anon! you're a great guy

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was just watching the E;R stream tonight, and at the end he briefly mentioned that he's used an AI voice to emulate his own in a recent video, because he was too lazy to record.
    He said maybe don't trust anything you hear digitally anymore.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who uploaded the videos to his account? AI?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. I'm an AI as well.

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    lmao moron, fake news are as old as humanity and software-generated content or not, news outlets have been unreliable since forever.
    you're just scared because you extrapolate what you saw in movies to real-life, I can guarantee you that skynet can't fricking exist, same for ultron, and we didn't have to wait for computers for people to create evidences...
    grow the frick up, I blame your parents for your lack of education
    >The other day I took a phone call from a relative and genuinely started thinking “how can I be sure that this is really her and not just an AI faked voice?”
    I can't believe how stupid you are, were you really that sheltered from the outside world for all of your life? it's very simple to know if a voice match someone, I'm sure you can think of a way or two to spot if someone is really who they say they are, something stupid software can't replicate mindlessly.
    >I don’t know what to fricking do anymore anons, I am totally losing my grip on reality, and shit is only going to get worse as this technology progresses.
    stop watching hollowood non-sense and everything willl get better.

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    People here are making fun of you, but even here, I can't even be sure I'm talking to genuine morons anymore. When I read youtube comments, I just find myself wondering how many of the most believable ones are fake.
    It's probably the scariest time of my life to be honest. To hear music, read articles, see dumbass videos my entire life and know that people made these things. They painted things themselves. Now I'm sometimes not sure. It makes me feel slightly crazy. I'm glad I still go outside. The internet has been feeling more and more unusable as time goes on.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >even here, I can't even be sure I'm talking to genuine morons anymore
      BOT has always been full of ungenuine morons, aka trolls. Nowadays you have a new breed of trolls, political trolls. Whether they're paid or just useful idiots, doesn't matter. Just know that you cannot trust anything political or with implications for politics on BOT. But that's not new and has nothing to do with schizophrenia or generative "AI".

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try to use a sensible scale of skepticism. Would someone use AI to fake your cousin's voice to tell you that she got a new cat and to invite you to your niece's birthday party? Probably no. If your cousin calls you to tell you she got a new email address and ask that you send her Amazon gift cards? You'd be a moron not to be skeptical. If you seriously feel your mental health declining and you being unreasonably paranoid, seek psychiatric treatment.
    Regarding the news, anything from a war zone has been faked since forever. You don't need AI for "WMDs in Iraq" or "Spain blowing up the USS Maine". Try to boil down the news from conflicts to what you can reasonably believe. Russia attacked Ukraine. Many people die. Someone blew up a pipeline, we don't know who. Hamas attacked Israel and took hostages. Israel launched a big counter offensive. That one crying kid in ruins? We don't know if it's Palestinian and if that happened recently. That explosion near the hospital? We don't know who did it and why.

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i just act like a Head of State thanks to generative AI. i will ask for a summary on the chat gpt mobile app of whatever topic is being discussed and use that like how a potus of a country is briefed before any situation.
    >who is ___? give me bullet point summary.
    this allows me to have a normie-acceptbale pov on whatever topic is being discussed and ingratiate me into the group.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who is George Floyd, and why can't he sneed?

  36. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's going to get worse

  37. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What difference does it really make?

  38. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR.
    I CAN PROMISE YOU THIS AS A FELLOW HUMAN BEING.
    AS ONE homosexual SAPIENS SAPIENS SAPIENS TO ANOTHER.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >throws an EMP grenade at you

  39. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe the OP is an AI

  40. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I have lost all ability to distinguish between reality and fiction
    dont worry you never had it in the first place. In an ideal world you would have died in a war by now

  41. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    god you're moronic

  42. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    One way to tell if something is written by a human or an AI is to look at the style, tone, and purpose of the writing. Human writers usually have a clear and consistent voice, a specific audience, and a goal or message they want to convey. AI writers, on the other hand, may have a more generic or inconsistent voice, a vague or broad audience, and a lack of clear direction or meaning. AI writers may also make mistakes or errors that human writers would avoid, such as grammar, spelling, logic, or factual errors.

    Another way to tell if something is written by a human or an AI is to look at the source, context, and credibility of the writing. Human writers usually provide some information about themselves, such as their name, credentials, affiliation, or contact details. They also provide some evidence or references to support their claims, such as citations, links, or sources. AI writers, on the other hand, may not provide any information about themselves, or may provide false or misleading information. They may also not provide any evidence or references, or may provide irrelevant or unreliable ones.

    Of course, these are not foolproof methods, and there may be exceptions or cases where it is hard to tell. However, I hope they can help you and your friend to distinguish between human and AI writing, and to appreciate the creativity and intelligence of human writers.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you ChatGPT

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hi, I appreciate your skepticism, but I can assure you that I am a real person and not a chat GPT. I have been posting on this message board for a while, and you can check out my profile and my other posts to see that I have a consistent and unique voice and style. I also have a Twitter account and a blog, where I share my opinions and interests. Here are the links to them: Twitter and Blog. I hope this helps to clear any doubts you have about me. I’m always open to having a friendly and respectful conversation with you, and I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic we are discussing. Thanks for your time and attention.

  43. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    AI is creating interfaces into the metaverse. Just enjoy it and trust that the good guys are winning 🙂

  44. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing online matters anyways. Anything worth a shit online can be found IRL. The truth of the news is meaningless because the news has likely never actually benefited you in any meaningful way whatsoever. If you are using the internet as infotainment or just entertainment you need to detox for a few weeks and actually put some effort into your life

  45. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should get your autism diagnosed (or whatever other problem you have), and try to get it fixed, it's not a problem of generative AI

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