Am I the only one who gets a little creeped out when they have to interact with machines that are far from artificially intelligent, but are programmed to pretend that they are?
I'd include Siri and automated phone systems for most companies in that category since most of them require that you speak to their machine for most or at least some of the process, but specifically I was thinking of the new recommendation system for Netflix, called Max.
Apparently "Max" is dressed up to emulate a "friend" who knows all your preferences in media and can recommend your perfect viewing item.
Today it decided to greet me by saying "You're up a little early, aren't you?" which for reasons I can't explain made me cringe and shudder. I suspect I've taken an nosedive into Uncanny Valley.
I guess I'm just not ready for corporate datamining presented as though it were your best buddy looking out for you.