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    Air Canada has been ordered to pay compensation to a grieving grandchild who claimed they were misled into purchasing full-price flight tickets by an ill-informed chatbot.

    In an argument that appeared to flabbergast a small claims adjudicator in British Columbia, the airline attempted to distance itself from its own chatbot’s bad advice by claiming the online tool was “a separate legal entity that is responsible for its own actions.”

    “This is a remarkable submission,” Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) member Christopher Rivers wrote.

    “While a chatbot has an interactive component, it is still just a part of Air Canada’s website. It should be obvious to Air Canada that it is responsible for all the information on its website. It makes no difference whether the information comes from a static page or a chatbot.”










  • can@sh.itjust.workstoLemmy@lemmy.mlGoodbye Reddit, Hello Lemmy!
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    15 hours ago

    Seconding this @Damage@fedd.it Lemmy has really shown me this first-hand multiple times. For example !connectasong@lemmy.world started out with a few regular posters but then there was couple mo th period where we all seemingly forgot. Once I remembered I went back and decided to just connect songs with my self each day until it came back. Turned out it worked in under a week.

    But it can also take time. I made my own community was the only poster there for months, posting maybe average once per week. Subscribers trickled in slowly and then I found its subscirbers growing exponentially and now others contribute.

    Remember, people are abandoning reddit slowly all the time, it’s not all grand exoduses, I see it as building a relatively active community for future users to find. !fedigrow@lemm.ee was recently created for more discussion in this area.


  • can@sh.itjust.workstoLemmy@lemmy.mlGoodbye Reddit, Hello Lemmy!
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    14 hours ago

    One tip is that most of us “use” Lemmy a bit differently than Reddit. Most niche communities (with some exceptions ofc:-) here aren’t as active as they were on Reddit, so many of us end up spending more time in the generalized ones - e.g. !technology@lemmy.world rather than specific ones like r/OnePlus or even r/Android.

    I know it’s now a cliché comparison but that was what early reddit was like. If you were a more recent redditors you need to realize it started smaller too, originally there weren’t even subreddits, and there was a /r/reddit.com once they were introduced.

    That level of granularity largely won’t be necessary here for a while but I don’t mind at all.