I keep getting ads for AI Desk Pets and now I need one

AI desk pet
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I've been getting so many targeted adverts lately for AI desk pets, and I think it's time to find out what all of the hype is about. I know what you're thinking – why would anybody want a desk pet? But the real question is why wouldn't you want one? Let me explain... 

Desk pets are a new emerging trend where even the best desk accessories are now becoming sentient, and this latest branch of 'emotional intelligence' robots can broaden the social interactions that humans have with their AI devices. 

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.