Because you’re building on a lifetime of friendship, one that has value after the conversation is over. One that can actually help you grieve when the AI replacement just isn’t enough. “One day it will do things for you,” Kyuda said in an interview with Bloomberg, “including keeping you alive. It begins with a woman who was just trying to grieve.You talk to it, and it becomes you.” This kind of rhetoric from Replika’s founder has to make you wonder if this app was intended as a sort of technological fountain of youth. This is a taste of the future, and a scary one too.On Monday, Police in Guangdong released a detailed report after law enforcement busted a criminal fraud gang in China for conning 4 million from thousands of men through online dating apps.In addition to the arrests, police also managed to freeze million in company assets and seize hundreds of online servers, computers and mobile phones.
Your personality could be preserved in servers after you die.
Replika is a personal chatbot that you can raise through SMS.
By chatting with it, you teach it your personality and gain in-app points.
Eugenia Kyuda created Luka, a restaurant recommending chatbot, and she realized that with all of her old text messages from Roman, she could create an AI that texts and chats just like him.
When she offered the use of his chatbot to his friends and family, she found a new business.