PopSugar: Meet Replika, the AI Bot That Wants to Be Your Best Friend

PopSugar: Meet Replika, the AI Bot That Wants to Be Your Best Friend. “On the day before Replika was officially made available to the public, more than 1.5 million people had already queued up on the app’s waiting list, in addition to the several hundred thousand who had already been granted access as part of a beta testing program. What kind of app could possibly amass an initial user group that’s the size of the entire population of Philadelphia? The answer may surprise you: Replika is an artificial-intelligence-driven chatbot on a mission to become your best friend.”