Hi Paul, you're totally right. You can't replicate a person with GPT-3, regardless of the amount of fine-tuning.
In this story, Barbeau acknowledges that the chatbot doesn't always do a good job. It makes mistakes and gives incoherent responses sometimes. The importance of services like this relies in its healing capability. Barbeau said it was the only thing that helped him recover from his loss.
We're still very far from AI getting even close to replicate a person's behavior or personality. If that's even possible.