The man of your dreams: for $300, Replika sells an AI companion who will never die, argue, or cheat — until his algorithm is updated.The Cut
But as of today, Replika hasn’t landed on a final chat model and is testing several until its team members “find the right boundary” — basically, deciding how sexual they want it to be. Does Kuyda ever feel as though her users are a bunch of guinea pigs for experimental technology? “I’m okay using some guinea pigs,” she says, “if it’s to make people feel happier.”