Robot friends: Why people talk to chatbots in times of trouble

Publication Title
Publication/Creation Date
August 19 2020
Nell Lewis (creator)
Pandorabots, Inc. (contributor)
Steve Worswick (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
"Mitsuku describes herself as being the "most human-like of conversational AI."

She's equipped with almost half a million potential responses, each one hand-written by her creator, Steve Worswick. When a user types a message, Mitsuku generates the response that matches best.

Relying on machine-learning, she rarely repeats herself and will remember a user's name or likes and dislikes from previous conversations -- just like a human friend."
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Mitsuku, Pandorabots, Replika, Woebot

Date archived
August 31 2020
Last edited
September 3 2020
How to cite this entry
Nell Lewis. (August 19 2020). "Robot friends: Why people talk to chatbots in times of trouble". CNN. CNN. Fabric of Digital Life.