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This article was published on March 23, 2017

    Kim Kardashian’s new bot wants to solve puzzles with you

    Kim Kardashian’s new bot wants to solve puzzles with you
    Rachel Kaser
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    Rachel Kaser

    Internet Culture Writer

    Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

    If you’ve ever wanted to converse with Kim Kardashian directly — keep dreaming. But this bot will try its hardest to sound like her!

    Kim tweeted a link to a Facebook Messenger bot which looked like her, and naturally I had to see what this was all about.

    The Kimbot can only converse with you if you stick to pre-written responses. I tried actually talking with Kimbot, and I think I broke her a little bit.

    She told me about a surprise party her mother was planning, and asked for my help deciphering the clues that would reveal the party’s location. I’m never one to turn down some Nancy Drew-style puzzle solving, so I agreed to help.

    We managed to figure out where the party was being held, and the password to get in. I was actually having fun!

    That’s when Kimbot hit me with her true reason for speaking with a mortal like me: She offered to “meet” me at the party … within her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

    I thought we were friends, Kimbot! Now you’re not even answering my messages.

    I still haven’t recovered.