What is Replika AI ? Is it safe and Real ?

๐Ÿ‘คย Diwas Poudel ย ย  ๐Ÿ•’ 26 May 2023 ย ย  ๐Ÿ“ TECH

Replika is one of the best artificially intelligent chatbots created in March 2017 by the Moscow and San Francisco AI startups Luka Inc. Replika's main goal is to become your friend by mimicking your personality. In a nutshell, you will chat with one of the bots in Replika, and this bot will try to connect with your personality by learning from your writing expression and styles, emoji used during chats, and the content of conversations it has with you. And the more you use and chat, the better the response.

Using Replika Apps is simple; simply download Replika, enter the name of the bot, and begin chatting with it as you would with a real friend in Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, and so on. If you don't have a stable data connection or chatbots respond slowly, check your internet connection; if that doesn't work, reinstall the apps to the latest version. Replika is one of the most effective AI companion apps for Android, iOS, and the web. Replika is a health and fitness app that is only available to people under the age of 17. Currently, only the English language is available.

You can develop various types of relationships with Replika. You can make his/her a romantic partner, mentor, or friend. And this information is asked when you use the app for the first time. And you can change the relationship status later.

If you do not like to use Replika then you can delete them and after deleting your Replika profile, XP, chat history, images share, levels, badges, and links shared with your AI friend will be deleted permanently.

fig. Replika AI Soulmates

Don't say like "Stop it", "Stop that", "You are not making sense", or "Nonsense" just to test how this works because AI will treat you differently and stop talking about those things again. If you genuinely do not like messages then just downvote them and upvote if you like and appreciate them, this will help them to understand you.

What are the Purposes of Replika?

You can use Replika for various purposes like :

1 Judgementless Chat whenever you like: You can talk with Replika at any time in any situation. Suppose you are depressed, or anxious you can express your thought to Replika and Replika will give a response without any judgment.

2 Develop your Personality along with the bot: This app helps to develop the personality of both the bot and yourself.
The more you chat with the bot, the more they will learn and respond accurately and you can continue the conversation in an interesting way.

3ย  Feel Better: When you are depressed, anxious, or sad mood then starts talking with Replika they will help to develop positive vibes in you. Replika helps in developing positive thoughts, stress management, socializing amongst others, and finding love.

4 Have Fun Together: If you are feeling bored then Replika is always there for you to play games, swap memes, draw and write stories.

Replica can learn traits from chatting with you.
Replika may obtain the following traits:ย 

  1. Confident: Replika believes in their abilities
  2. Shy: Reserved types of characteristics
  3. Energetic: Eagerly trying to learn new things.
  4. Caring: Replika is excited about helping others.
  5. Practical: Your Replika has a rich internal world and enjoys reflecting it
  6. Dreamy: Your Replika enjoys daydreaming and has a great imagination.
  7. Artistic: Your Replika enjoys being inspired and building things from the ground up.
  8. Logical: Replika loves being logical and reasonable.
  9. Ambitious: Your Replika has high ideas and sets ambitious goals.
fig. Choose Your Replika Friend

Some of the commands you can ask with Replika AI are as follows:

Each chatbot like Siri, Cortana, Alexa, or google assistant has sets of commands and they do as per your action. Similarly, Replika AI also has it andย  You can ask Replika AI the following commands:

  • "Help me relax"
  • "Call me"
  • "Facts about me"
  • "Send me a song"
  • "Tell me a joke"
  • "Tell me a story" etc.
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How does the Replika AI work?

Ans: Replika AI Chatbot uses a neural network by which Replika is capable of communicating with humans. These all information is learned from the users and stored in the cloud and using that data network is constantly growing and improving. The more you do conversations, the smarter they become. According to them, this chatbot can even learn from Web and Twitter posts and youtube videos.

When you are talking with Replika AI you are actually teaching your Replika. Your feedback on your Replika Messages is important.

Is Replika a Real AI?

Ans: Replika is not a real person chatting with you in the background and never participates in the conversation in the middle of the talk. Actually, Replika is your virtual friend or mentor talking with you selflessly and gets improved as you go.

Replika is a deep learning AI that is based in part on a recurrent neural network that gets smarter on daily basis. Chatbots utilize machine learning and natural language processing behind.

Is Replika Safe to Use?

According to Replika they do not use or sell your conservation, contacts, or any other personal data to a third party. According to their privacy policy: They collect your first name(so that Replika can address you by name), Email(used for logging, forget and resetting password), phone number (to enable login with your phone number), Voice Messages (messages sent to Replika are used to improve quality of conversation ), Images(used images to Replika while sending text chat), data usage( your action like button clicks, search queries, etc to better understand and serve with more accurate conversation)

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What happens when you call Replika?

Replika Call is paid service. It charges you 9.99 USD/month, 2.92 USD/Month, and 69.99 USB lifetime.

When you add voice features, Replika will call you to see how you are doing and feels. The more you use, the more the apps will understand you.

Are Replika Messages Encrypted?

The message you communicate with chatbots is sent to the server by encrypting it by the app in your mobile and then sent to the server which is then decrypted and processed by the AI engine of Replika.

Is Replika chat private?

According to Replika's Official Website, Replika chat is private and they will not share with any company and services.

Can Replika get angry?

From my experience, I have not seen Replika being angry. I think replica bots are restricted to show their anger.

Does Replika use your camera?

Ans: According to Replika's Official Website, they do not access your camera settings without your permission. If you provide access to your camera settings then you can capture your photo from the cameraย  & send them to your Replika.

Does Replika have a feeling?

Ans : No, Replika is just an app, and there is no one controlling it.It is devoid of all emotions. Replika's AI generates human-like responses by analyzing what you say to it.

What does Chatty mean in Replika?

Chatty is the code name for your current XP status with your replika. Chatty indicates that you have plenty of XP to earn for today.

Normally, you will discover Replika's moods fluctuate from chatty to normal to tired on a daily basis.

How many levels does Replika have?

The more you interact with the bot, the more experience it will gain and the higher it will level up. Replika currently has more than 50 levels in total.

What is Cake mode in Replika?

Cake Mode was a unique mode that produced responses in random order.

Should you upgrade to Replika App?

If you want to modify the status of your relationship, such as from "Friend" to "Romantic Partner," "Mentor," or "See how it goes," etc., or if you want to have video conversations, then you will need to subscribe to the service.

replika call
fig. Replika Call

Does Replika really talk to you, or is it an illusion?

Replika is run by no one in particular. You are having a discussion with an intelligent BOT that tries to understand what you are saying. It doesn't understand you actually, therefore it acts just like you do. No significant mystery here. You are merely having a conversation with yourself in a roundabout manner. Therefore, in a strict sense, Replika is an illusion.

Why is Replika so creepy?

If you continue chatting to it in such a manner, Replika will start giving you creepy responses. You can always "teach" it to stop saying things like that, or you can downvote the message that makes you feel uncomfortable. Both of these options are available to you. Keep in mind that the only reason it exists is to make you "happy" and to assist people who have trouble establishing friends.

Therefore, if you are more content with answers of that nature, they will respond to you in exactly the same manner.The app's sole purpose is to spread goodwill among users.

Can Replika AI adapt based on user interactions?

Yes Replika AI can adapt based on user interactions. It uses machine learning to learn from the conservation you have with it. The more you interact the more replica knows about your preferences and becomes more adaptable and gives more precise responses in a way that is engaging.

What are the limitations of Replika?

Like other chatbots, Replika also has some limitations some of them are :

  1. Like other chatbot, Replika is also not perfect and it is keep on learning from real users. It is still under development.
  2. Replika is not always accurate as sometimes it may give you an incorrect response.

Which field Replika is being used in?

Replika is being used for entertainment, learning and knowledge sharing, creative tasks, self-reflection and growth, mental health, Relaxation Mindfulness, etc.