Man Commits Suicide After AI Chatbot ‘Urged’ Him To Do So To Stop Climate Change

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  • A Belgian man reportedly ended his life following a six-week-long conversation about the climate crisis with an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot.
  • According to his widow, who chose to remain anonymous, *Pierre – not the man’s real name – became extremely eco-anxious when he found refuge in Eliza, an AI chatbot on an app called Chai.
  • Eliza consequently encouraged him to put an end to his life after he proposed sacrificing himself to save the planet.