Humans no longer required: Google tests robot to chat with friends for you

There’s certainly something to be said for freeing people from the constant strain of digital keeping-up-with-the-Joneses, but at some stage it’ll just be robots talking to robots, and by then should we even bother?

In an email test sent to volunteers, acquired by Android Police, Area 120 says: “You probably get a lot of chat messages. Reply aims to take the smart AI-based suggested replies that are available in Google’s Gmail and Allo apps to the next level.

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