Inspired by ‘Her,’ I Tried to Fall in Love with an A.I. Girlfriend

The Replika chatbot app promises a ‘companion who cares.’ But would I really care enough about robot?

Breaking Up Is Hard, But What If You Had an A.I. Do It for You?

Researchers are starting to train artificial-intelligence systems to sense relationship red flags using invasive phone surveillance. But if you’re okay with being watched by a machine, it might be able to tell you whether someone is a bad match long before you ever realize it

This Machine Just Invented 9 Million New Designer Drugs

It’s designed to predict psychoactive substances before they’re even made, and it’s right almost all of the time

A Therapist With a Code of Silence

Many people have a hard time trusting therapy’s confidentiality. Are AI chatbots smart enough to help? And can they ever replace the real thing?