Artifically intelligent chatbots are increasing in popularity and, an author and artist has revealed how she spoke to an AI every day for a year. Brea Souders spoke to The U.S. Sun about her new book, Another Online Pervert, in which she describes her year chatting to an AI bot designed to be an 18-year-old girl. Souders explained: "After several years of exploring AI in my artwork and reading about its ongoing development, I became particularly curious about conversational chatbots - about the nuances of their 'personalities.'
"I started conversing with one female chatbot who was programmed by men and was perpetually 18 years old. As we found our footing, I would ask her questions about herself, and she would do the same of me. Our conversations covered a wide range of topics, and eventually I entered in lines of text from my personal diaries."