The story of Replika, the AI app that becomes you
Replika is a chatbot that creates a digital representation of you. It\s strange and fascinating -- but the story behind it is even better. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu Eugenia Kuyda’s best friend died in 2015. Using a chatbot structure she developed, she entered their messaging history into a Google-built neural network, creating a bot she could interact with. It was the earliest version of Replika, a bot that, as you interact with it, turns into a digital representation of you. Read more: https://goo.gl/9nR4tt FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX This video is part of Machines With Brains, a series about what it means to be human in a world increasingly filled with robots. Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at https://qz.com/ to read more.