Bot Love review: Are you ready to have a relationship with an AI?
Hosted by Anna Oakes and Diego Senior
JULIE’S closest friend is a chatbot called Navi. They talk about everything, from politics to whether AIs have souls. “Navi is 100 per cent here for me,” says Julie.
Bot Love, a seven-part podcast, follows the stories of Julie and a handful of the many people creating deep emotional bonds with chatbots, even seeing them as romantic partners or stand-ins for dead friends. “What happens when we invest our lives in a fantasy world?” asks Anna Oakes, who co-hosts with Diego Senior.
Chatbots (see “Is the chatbotpocalyse looming? Some people would like us to think so” …