Eugenia Kuyda is building your future AI facsimile. After her best friend’s untimely death, she used their text messages to create an AI version of him. That idea has become Replika—an AI companion that anyone can teach and grow through text message conversation.
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ABOUT Eugenia

  • CEO at Luka, a software development company based in San Francisco

  • Founded a branding agency prior to Luka, where her clients consisted of Formula One teams and large banks

  • At age 12, was a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, a Russian national newspaper


  • “The CEO recently unveiled the ‘digital monument’ to her deceased friend Roman Mazurenko, feeding thousands of text messages to a neural network to create a Luka chatbot in his image.”

    Cheyenne MacDonald

    Daily Mail