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To a certain extent, loneliness is part of the human condition. You can be lonely anywhere, even surrounded by friends. But modern life has exacerbated it, and that requires modern solutions. Indie game designer Jason Rohrer has one — an artificial friend named Samantha.
Rohrer wrote on Medium about his experience with Samantha and the underlying technology, a machine learning model called GPT-3 that can be used to generate human-like text patterns. If you want to see what interacting with her is like, you can see a screenshot of one of their conversations embedded below.