The story of Replika, the AI app that becomes you

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Publication Date
July 21 2017
Eugenia Kuyda (contributor)
Mike Murphy (creator)
Jacob Templin (creator)
Philip Dudchuk (contributor)
Phil Libin (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
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.

This video is part of Machines With Brains, a series about what it means to be human in a world increasingly filled with robots.

HCI Platform
Location on Body
Not On The Body
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How to cite this entry
Mike Murphy, Jacob Templin. (July 21 2017). "The story of Replika, the AI app that becomes you". Quartz. Quartz. Fabric of Digital Life.