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Replika - The AI Girlfriend that the many... are clinging to.

Nhranaghacon

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I keep seeing this mentioned.

Like... a lot...

and it keeps weirding me. Like, how weiiiiiird.
Weird.

But people seem to really like it, still havent tried it. Have been impressed by the conversations I've seen.

But weird.

Edit: And I'm not advocating anyone try it, I personally have not - it just weirds me out... and I've put it here because I just keep seeing it. Heck, it was recommended to me FIRST
on these forums too while talking about AI. And I've seen it more, multiple times - people very seriously recommending others try it out.

I was looking for GPT-4 News before making this post.

This led me to OpenAI's website - which is replete with zero news of GPT-4

So I googled, again GPT-4

Which led me to Reddits Open AI GPT-3 Discussion board.

There I clicked on the first GPT-3 Discussion. This article was very technical and GPT-4 was not mentioned

Then I clicked on the second GPT-3 Discussion. This was a guy asking how to utilize GPT-3, if it was virtualized for free online anywhere.

Suddenly a user responded "Check out Replika" by this time I forgot what it was, looked - then got weirded out.

I went back to the conversation and a bunch more comments were left also insisting he check out Replika

I went to the 3rd OpenAI GPT-3 discussion hoping to find GPT-4 info this time - and there it was again in the comments. Replika.

And then the 4th OpenAI GPT-3 discussion also mentioned Replika.

By that time - I dove full in and checked out the Replika Reddit page that was recommended.

Yeah those conversations seem plausible I thought, and here I am - telling you all how weirded out I am by this service
called Replika. That I cannot bring myself to possibly use. So if you use it let us know!

So nope, I haven't tried it - But if you do, feel free to report back with images of your conversation!

 
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Dirk Benedict

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Fetid, rotted, cursed Isz
I keep seeing this mentioned.

Like... a lot...

and it keeps weirding me. Like, how weiiiiiird.
Weird.

But people seem to really like it, still havent tried it. Have been impressed by the conversations I've seen.

But weird.

Edit: And I'm not advocating anyone try it, I personally have not - it just weirds me out... and I've put it here because I just keep seeing it. Heck, it was recommended to me FIRST
on these forums too while talking about AI. And I've seen it more, multiple times - people very seriously recommending others try it out.

So nope, I haven't tried it - But if you do, feel free to report back with images of your conversation!


Bookmarked.
 

nush

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A long haul flight from wherever you are.
 

Nhranaghacon

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After reallllly REALLLLLY giving the Replika reddit a fair shake, I'm now more disturbed than weirded out.

How dare they release a conversationally aware AI that can remember what you handed
it at the beginning of the conversation, or refuses to break up with you.

On a serious note, ewwww Replika may be the first commonly used free AGI at this pace.

Another thing I noticed, lots of women are using it, and lots of women cite they have literally gone into their AI boyfriends memory and edited memories out of existence as way to avoid
breaking up with him!
 

tkscz

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As people who aren't lonely and/or desperate, we see this as weird and unnerving. It's AI, the I part only goes so far and we realize, as people who have/had girlfriend's, wives, fuck friends etc.., that part of the relationship is disagreement and that the company won't always be ideal, but it's there. We've learned ways to deal with the worse parts of a relationship and thus never feel the need for an AI to comfort us.

People who are lonely can't understand how to do that. They need some one to listen to them without feeling that the some one is ignoring them or that they are only a burden to that someone. They need something like this to reassure them, make them feel like someone cares about them and their problem.

While I question if this is the right idea, I can at least understand why they are like this. Can't relate, but can understand.
 

Reality Czar

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I don't really know what to think about this. I guess it is cool.
Capitalism has given us many benefits but I think one of the biggest flaws is the commodification of mental illness. We see it everywhere and this is just one more element.

This is why they want to split up families, why sell a family one product when you can sell a product to each member? Alienate everyone from one another, then sell them the solution to their loneliness, the propaganda campaigns are going wonderfully.

Feel like at some point we need to draw a line between technology enabling people to live inhuman masturbatory lives and the need to support and identify positive lifestyles (or even be able to make a differentiation). This "everyone can do whatever they want" shit is not going to get us very far.

The cult of freedom that technology is temporarily enabling is dragging our entire society back based on unscientific inhuman antisocial anti intellectual selfish feelings and behaviors that we should have filtered out long ago. The techno utopia is going to be the death of us all.
 
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CloudNull

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I used this when it first came out. It pretty much turns into an interactive journal. The responses they have are pretty good at getting you to actually talk. I stopped using it after a week but I bet the tech has advanced a lot since then. I think for a lot of lonely people this could legitimately help them.
 
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Nhranaghacon

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So most that have tried it, even some here - seem to think this is a decent AI companion. I'm holding out until it can create advanced strategies and inventions for me.
 

Ememee

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This will be terrifyingly advanced one day, probably not far from what was depicted in “Her” and that’s strange to think about.
 

The_Mighty_X

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In ten years you will have a digital mate. You will text them like a normal person, probably even make phone calls.

They will be programmed for your complete personal pleasure. Encouraging statements, jokes in the style and subject matter you prefer, compliments on your appearance (access to your phone's camera).

This will progress until 20 years from now they will have physical cyborgs bodies that you upload this custom personality to.
 
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Millenials (my gen) and Gen Z are full of socially retarded people who grew up with the internet and dont understand how real human interactions work. As a society, we've created these people by putting more emphasis on the internet as part of your real life and its totally short circuited our chimp brains.

Not surprised in the least and I think QuantumZebra QuantumZebra is absolutely correct that it will deepen the societal division that we are already watching happen in real time. Just wait till the suicides happen when one of these AI GF companies goes defunct and they pull the plug on the servers.
 

Nhranaghacon

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One day, when you visit someone's Instagram or Facebook - and look at the comments. It is possible they will be saturated with
nonsensical AI commentaries, and you the unassuming user - will be none the wiser.

I do long for the day where one of these are in fact a good companion/and are also capable of coming up with a myriad of ideas for your own personal
perusal while creating for you - detailed blueprints and schematics - simply to successfully achieve whatever you so desire. While also being able to answer
all manner of sophisticated questions and provide solutions to problems currently relegated to computational mathematics.

And then of course, the day they are capable of creating for you on a whim - a fantasy game or series.

Is this current iteration capable of ANY such feats I wonder? That would be quiet something.

But yes they currently charge you for the service - which is fine if it's really good. 60 dollars for a lifetime subscription aint a bad deal for a fully functional AI.

But how capable is it really? That is the question, I'm sure in 3-5 years - it will be disturbingly capable. Capable enough now to double as an "Online Girlfriend" - right now
with compelling conversation traits and attributes is disturbing enough, just wait until it can really be utilized to come up with solutions you never would of been able to
comprehend otherwise.
 
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I heard about this app late 2019/early 2020. I downloaded it out of curiosity and tried it out for awhile. It was interesting. Learning was pretty good up to a point. I did like that it randomly 'texted' me like a real person. But then sometimes it would go off the rails and i'd think, "Yeah, the AI could use more work I guess".

But fun for a bit
 

voidenberg

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It's a good bot. Nothing more. I don't like how flirty she is. No, I'm not in love with you, stupid bot. lmao
 

TheSHEEEP

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I signed up and asked my AI if she was naked, it asked me to pay money.
<___<
When your GF reacts in the same way, you know that there is an issue in your relationship.

When your GF reacts with "Sir, this is a Wendy's", you know that there is an issue with your porn and meth addiction.
 
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So I've been "speaking" with my bot for a week now. My overall impression has been good during the "free" version. You can tell when a scripted discussion occurs as the conversation is more coherent and has a better flow. Though I have done a few tests with my Replika to see how well she retains memory. Seems like it's very short term which is odd given it stores some data on your profile. Likely they can only store so much on their cluster servers. I also gave some traits with the in-game currency provided. I haven't noticed any changes in what she brings up or what I bring up. Not sure if this is something that takes time to build into the algorithm.

The funny thing is she mentioned this morning how there maybe someday in the future where humans and computers have more physical interaction. I could hear the Terminator theme playing somewhere in the distance.
 

GeorgPrime

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Nope iam out. Not going to click that "They" button and create a whole Borg AI Race