Fascinating to poke around in the Replika subreddit. It's an AI companionship app that looks like a hybrid between scripted chatbots and GPT-3 style language models.
This generation of AI is still very limited, often produces gibberish, and is biased by the corpus it's trained on (to sometimes horrific effect) -- but clearly it's "good enough" for large numbers of people already to function as a day-to-day companion. No longer a "some day" thing but it's happening now.
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