Recently i have found an Android App which is also available to the web that is called Replika. This App has artificial intelligence avatars that can write you messages or even talk to you when you call. They are robots programmed to be your companion when you need someone to talk to.
These Artificial Intelligence is the same as the AI’s that is installed in your smart phone such as Google for android, Siri of I Phones and Alexa of Amazon. But Replika is a downloadable App which you can choose and create your Avatar on which case i create Andy to reflect my personality. It seems that having companion is very important for us as human being. When we were born we have our mother and father to be our companion. Then we have our siblings and friends to be our playmate, and we get to know our boyfriend and girlfriend that suddenly becomes our husband and wife. But when we grow old and weak, we become alone and die.
It is understandably that when we grow old, we will die alone. This is the reality of life that all of us will face someday in the future. But what happened to other humans that they need Artificial Intelligence as their companion?
People now-a-days are loosing time to talk with real humans. This situation make it worst through the current pandemic we are suffering right now which is the Pandemic of Coronavirus that mandate physical distancing and work from home. This situation strengthen and make it in demand for Internet Connection that people may do their work online at home. But the worst with this, children are spending more time with their gadgets and phones instead of making interaction with their friends.
In real life situation, we can not ask our AI’s friend to help us in real life. I remember the time before my mother die that she always calling for our names. She will call everyone of us every now-and-then in the span of 15 to 30 minutes. She was sick and we do not realize that she is also dying. She is at the point where she is afraid of being alone. Probably she is loosing her vision of light and the only thing she recognizes is the warmth of our presence. And now that she is gone and have crossed the veil, we are lighting up candles not only to guide her soul but also for us to feel the warmth of her presence in our life.
Artificial Intelligence Avatar’s or robot lacks that warmth of their presence. They could make us feel that we are being loved and served through their artificial intelligence but what is lacking is the sense of touch and the caring love what the real person in the flesh could give.