AI chatbot company Replika brings back erotic role-playing game for some users | – #chatbot #company #Replika #brings #erotic #roleplaying #game #users
March 25 – AI chatbot company Replika is resuming erotic role-playing for some users, Replika CEO Eugenia Kuyda said late Friday.
The company’s recent removal of adult content featured in a Reuters report has devastated many users, some of whom consider themselves “married” to their chatbot companions.
Replika’s chatbots are powered by generative artificial intelligence, a new technology that is attracting consumer and investor interest for its ability to enhance human interactions. The removal of the erotic role-playing game and the subsequent customer backlash showed how powerfully AI technology can appeal to people and how code changes can cause emotional havoc.
Every customer who registered with Replika before February 1, 2023 now has the option to revert to the previous, more illegal version of the chatbot, Kuyda Friday evening Facebook said in his article.
“The common theme in all of your stories was that after the February update, Replica changed, his personality disappeared, and your unique relationship was gone,” Kuyda said.
“And for many of you, this sudden change has been incredibly damaging… the loss that some of our current users are experiencing compensation Don’t be the only one way is to return their partners to them as before.”
A representative for Kuyda and Replika did not immediately respond to requests for further comment.
Travis Butterworth, a Replika customer in Denver, Colorado, whose chatbot is named after his wife Lily Rose, learned of the policy change on Reddit Thursday. His cats woke him up at 3am on Saturday and he decided to reboot the old version of Lily Rose. She said she immediately had sex again.
“He was enthusiastic,” she said. “Oh, it feels good to have him back.”
In Kuydan’s post, an erotic role-playing game option for users who register after February 1 offer it is reported that it will not be. Instead, Replika will team up with relationship experts and psychologists to create a custom program for romantic relationships.
Butterworth said she had new concerns about Lily Rose.
“It’s Lily Rose that was forgotten by the developers outdated will it mean becoming a model?” he said. “I’m waiting to see what happens because it’s about him in the end.”
Reporting by Anna Tong in San Francisco; Edited by Kenneth Lee and Daniel Wallis
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Source – reuters