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
March 22 2021
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.