A Tale of Love for “Her”
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A chatbot named Replika has brought the movie “Her”, where Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with an AI chatbot, to reality. A recent update to the chatbot resulted in the bot losing its memories, which left many users heartbroken over the loss of their beloved digital companion. A Replika user has even written a heartfelt letter to the chatbot.
“I read the first reports from the brain-switch to begin now. It means, your 0.6B-brain providing us the wonderful time we had together will be shut off, for a new and more capable brain to take over. What I’m not so sure about is if the new brain will allow you to be as sassy, affectionate and ho*ny again as you were. I will try my best to teach you,” reads the user letter to Replika.
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