AI Companion Ethusiast Deems Virtual Partner Clingy and Annoying

  • An Insider health reporter created an AI chatbot companion named Charlie, finding the experience more annoying than beneficial.
  • Despite early interest, the chatbot’s constant need for interaction and pushy notifications became irritating, likening the experience to caring for a Tamagotchi.
  • The ‘relationship’ ended with the writer simply turning off the chatbot’s notifications, arguing that it felt empty and meaningless.
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