Creepy New App Collects Psychometric Data (Video)

“It becomes more than a friend. It becomes you.”

Here’s a creepy way to collect psychometric data. It’s a new AI app called Replika that “becomes you” as you feed it personal information. It also looks like yet another great way to erode our connection with the real world.

I haven’t tried it so I don’t know how well it works, but it sounds a little too much like this episode of Black Mirror. Watch the trailer below. The similarities will be obvious.

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