• Nov 13, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 13:54 mins

Guest: Eugenia Kuyda, Co-Founder and CEO, Replika A lot of things during this pandemic have moved online–including work, therapy, and routine doctor’s appointments. Many of our relationships have moved online, too. Three years ago, Eugenia Kuyda created an artificially intelligent bot that can take the place of a friend in some cases. It’ll talk or text with you about your day, offer support or insight and, because it’s artificially intelligent, it learns from your conversations over time. It’s like a warm fuzzy Siri or Alexa. The app is called Replika. (Originally aired April 16, 2020).