The Hill

Meet the artificially intelligent chatbot trying to curtail loneliness in America

"The concept of an artificially intelligent companion has been around fordecades longer than the AI technology has existed in a readily accessibleform. From droids like C3PO and R2D2 of the Star Wars universe, to JoaquinPhoenix’s virtual assistant, Samantha, from Her, there is no shortage of popculture examples of the fabled robot helpers..."

International Business Times UK

Mental Health and AI: How Replika users find support from chatbots

"Back in California, Valenciano sees it differently. To her, people do not understand how the technology works well enough and support needs to come from elsewhere. "These types of apps in general, AI chatbots, I believe that it really should be regulated, because people are not educated enough to understand how it works." 'People's governments should keep an eye out for the way these apps are working and what they could do...' "

NBC Nightly News

A.I. Revolution

"...It's a tool. I personally don't want to think about relationships or marriage or anything."

"...Digital connection in a world where human partnership just isn't what it used to be."