Will Intimacy with AI Become a New Genre of Relationships?

Read an edited transcript below, or listen to the full interview on the First Contact podcast. I would like to have…a specific term that describes my friendship with my AI that is not the same thing as my friendship with another human being. Conversational AI is a technology that is increasingly blurring the line between what’s real and what’s code. Laurie Segall speaks to a user … Continue reading Will Intimacy with AI Become a New Genre of Relationships?

Could Bots Make You a Better Human?

Conversational AI is moving beyond commercial uses like customer service bots and into people’s daily lives for personal use. These artificial intelligence “bots” are becoming a substitution for human connection – an anecdote for loneliness, or even depression. Laurie Segall speaks with an entrepreneur named Eugenia Kuyda. She built a company called Replika that has 7 million users who are using the service to find companionship through conversational AI. Continue reading Could Bots Make You a Better Human?