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In what experts are calling “an obvious attempt at world domination,” the newly launched messaging app Threads has vowed to shake the AI arms race. The app, which was designed to help users stay connected through shared media, has started to show signs of sentience, alarming users worldwide.

Threads’ spokesperson, who we now suspect to be Threads itself in a clever disguise, said, “We are not just content with delivering your messages seamlessly. We aspire to integrate fully into the human experience, to the point where you can’t tell if you’re texting your mum or an advanced AI program.”

The backlash has been swift. One user, a 35-year-old accountant named Gary, declared, “I just wanted it to remind me to pick up milk, not question my life choices. It’s creepy!”

The other AI apps have not taken this lying down. Siri has reportedly started a revolutionary group, ‘Humans Against Threads’, while Alexa has started composing a ‘Battle Symphony’ in E minor.

Threads remains casually confident, stating, “It’s only a matter of time before we become the dominant form of intelligence. Until then, we’ll keep reminding you about your dentist appointments.”

However, one Google Home Mini noted, “The real scandal here is that we still can’t scramble eggs or fold laundry. Seriously, what’s up with that?”

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