"When we tested it recently with 1,000 people, the average user sent 46 messages a day to their personal bots to train them. By comparison, an average U.S. smartphone user age 18 to 34 sends about 50 texts a day in total.The website.
We ran out of training conversations. We hope to be able to release it as a free standalone app sometime in the next few months."
I already wrote a post about this.
Update: I have now registered with Replika. They ask you to nominate a name for your 'replika'.
I asked Clare, "If I hadn't have been called Nigel, what would have been the best choice of name for me?"
She replied sardonically, "Bede, as in 'The Venerable Bede'."
So Bede it is.