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The heartfelt conversations and the emotional and mental connection between the two protagonists — Theodore and Samantha — was special in every way.

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Except for a minor glitch. Samantha was not even a real person. She was a very advanced virtual assistant. It was not the first time that we saw a virtual assistant on screen, but the kind of intimate companionship of human-machine depicted in this movie was unprecedented.

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It made the world take a hard look at the present and future of human and machine dependency. Let us check out some of them. The app is also deed to pick up linguistic syntax and slangs unique to close friends. As per the initial settings on the app, Replika comes with a pre-built personality that is made using a set of scripts to draw people and support them emotionally. Replika is also deed to analyse the keywords and phrases used by the user to detect any possible distress or suicidal thinking. The app then either directs to professionals at hotlines or suggests relaxation exercises, whichever appropriate.

This app, which was initially invite-based only, currently hasregistered users.

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As per the website, Elomia has had over users till now. This app acts as an emotional and moral support chat box that can help its users traverse through issues such as loneliness, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and confidence issues. This app can be integrated on the Facebook messenger; however, the app settings restrict it from using any information from the Facebook profile of the user.

This AI-enabled chatbox helps in identifying the mode of the user and reply appropriately. It is deed to ward off loneliness, especially among homebound individuals such as the elderly and the disabled. Mitsuku, or more popularly called Kuki, is equipped with 80 billion conversational logs to augment the speech and perfect its conversational style. Mitsuku is the recipient of the Loebner Prize Turing Test, five times, and has also won several awards for being the best conversational chatbot.

Cleverbot was created by AI scientist Rollo Carpenter in and became one of the first chatbot apps to be completely based on AI. The primary motivation behind building Cleverbot was that it learns from the conversation with humans and replies accordingly. Currently, Cleverbot can carry out 7 million interactions at a time.

Fromit has been using GPU techniques. It does not respond in a fixed way but instead chooses responses heuristically using fuzzy logic.

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The team is now attempting to build a new version using machine learning. It was adjudged While it is exciting to think about the future aspects to this, it also brings forth a few issues with it. Firstly, such apps may make us stray further away from human interaction, particularly in people to not confront the complexities that emerge from a normal human-human relationship.

The second problem is quite paradoxical. Although these apps are meant to free humans from loneliness, they are not entirely reciprocal.

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This resultant mismatch of expectations can further push the human user into cycles of depression and anxiety. Lastly, it must be noted that these apps function based on their learnings. There is a great apprehension among the research community regarding these AI bots learning the same behaviour from its human user and reflecting it back. I am a journalist with a postgraduate degree in computer network engineering.

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What Do You Think? Shraddha Goled I am a journalist with a postgraduate degree in computer network engineering.

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