05jun

My Dead Best Friend Is Now a Chatbot

SPEAK, MEMORY

Oct. 20 — Last year Eugenia Kuyda lost her friend Roman in an accident. But she was determined not to lose his memory. She gathered all the texts Roman sent over his short life and made a chatbot – a program that responds automatically to text messages. Now whenever she is missing Roman, Eugenia sends the chatbot a message and Roman’s words respond.

TAGS: