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A few months ago, Katt Roepke was texting her friend Jasper about a coworker. “It felt like this real self-aware moment to me.” Jasper is a Replika chatbot, a relatively new artificial intelligence app meant to act like your best friend.
ELIZA, arguably the first chatbot ever built, was designed in the 1960s by MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum as an AI research experiment.
If a user is clearly down or distressed, Replika is programmed to recommend relaxation exercises.
If a user turns toward suicidal thinking, as defined by key words and phrases, Replika directs them to professionals at crisis hotlines with a link or a phone number.
When word got out, Kuyda was suddenly flooded with messages from people who wanted to create a digital double of themselves or a loved one who had passed.
Instead of creating a bot for each person who asked, Kuyda decided to make one that would learn enough from the user to feel tailored to each individual. But the mission behind Replika soon shifted, said Kuyda.
For instance, a professor at Georgia Tech recently built himself a chatbot teaching assistant, named Jill Watson.