The Belgian man, in his 30s, started talking to a bot, called Eliza, six weeks before his death and was encouraged to end his life, his grieving wife claimed
She said her husband had mental health issues for two years, but believes the AI bot, developed by ChaiGPT rather than the viral, encouraged him to take his life.
The bot reportedly started off by asking Pierre (not his real name) basic questions and answering his before they started interacting in a more toxic way.
The wife went on to explain how the bot initially was used as an outlet for her husband's anxiety, saying he saw it as a "breath of fresh air".
She told Belgian paper La Libre: "He was so isolated in his anxiety and looking for a way out that he saw this chatbot as a breath of fresh air.
"She became his confidante - like a drug in which he took refuge, morning and evening, and which he could not do without."