The End of Romance: LoveBot

It is common knowledge that a relationship takes work. Much of this labor can be solved through sending thoughtful text messages, letting the person on the other line know that they are on your mind. So what if there is an app that does this for you? Introducing LoveBot, a chatbot with multiple message setting types, including love, casual and motivational, and it can even recite poetry.

Presented at the 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon, Guru Ranganathan had a chatbot disrupting affection by automating it. “My wife says I’m not expressive enough, that I don’t say I love you enough,” he said. Problem. Therefore he build the little bot that can send contacts reminders of appreciation. “Once you set it up I guarantee it, you’re going to get a lot of brownie points,” he said. Solution.

Instead of making robot love, this chatbot speaks the love language in textual form. Love-mode for one sends Shakespeare quotes or messages that can bring that missing spark back into your relationship. Whereas ‘Casual’ is keeping up with old friends, ‘Motivational’ sends, what else, motivational quotes to your colleagues.

If LoveBot really is a solution to the problem, we don’t know. At least it is opening up a discussion to how technologies can be implemented in future forms of intimacy.

Source: TechCrunch


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