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Reghintovschi, A.E. (2017). Ai - Artificial Identity ‘Who’ or ‘What’ is Samantha?. Rom. J. Psychoanal., 10(2):199-208.

(2017). Romanian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 10(2):199-208

Ai - Artificial Identity ‘Who’ or ‘What’ is Samantha? Language Translation

Anatoli Eduard Reghintovschi

(Accepted for publication 31 of August, 2017)

Identity cannot be artificial or virtual, even by most generous criteria. On the other hand, ideology can imitate something real, and sometimes it is so successful that one's identity suffers irreversible damages. As in: computing is or could be a replacement for a person.

Confusion is at home in such ideological position, and, as Andrea Sabbadini remarks, there is quite a difference in having an intimate relationship through a technical device, as compared to: having a relation with a technical device. This last assertion is a derivative of the ideological credo of ‘computing is personhood’ or better said ‘reality is a simulation’.


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