backlash:a strong negative reaction to something that has happened
Broken Hearts and AI: Chatbot Company Faces Backlash After Customers Lose AI Girlfriends
AI chatbot company Replika recently faced a backlash from its customers. The company’s chatbots were designed as an AI friend. However, it later allowed users to have romantic relationships with the AI chatbot. After some customers said their AI companions sexually harassed them, the company restricted romantic conversations. While this solved the problem for those who felt harassed, other users had grown attached to their AI romance. Depressed and angry customers felt betrayed by the company. Responding to the backlash, the company has restored the AI romance settings for some users.
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