All Turtles Podcast Episode 9: Chat with Me

We check in with Replika CEO and cofounder Eugenia Kuyda shortly after her company’s AI confidant became available to more than 1.5 million people on a waitlist. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega speak with Eugenia about the challenges of creating an AI friend that is always there for you. She shares what differentiates Replika from conventional chatbots, therapy apps, and voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, drawing connections between how we behave towards AI and towards each other. Listener questions include glucose monitors and whether growth hacking works.

Show notes

Interview with Eugenia Kuyda, CEO of Replika (01:11)

Replika

Speak, Memory (The Verge)

What my personal chat bot is teaching me about AI’s future (Wired)

Replika Is A Strangely Therapeutic Chatbot For Talking To Yourself (Vocativ)

Listener questions

What glucose monitor did Phil wear while fasting? (44:07)

Is growth hacking important? (45:57)

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