Caryn Marjorie, A Snapchat influencer with over 1 million followers, has created a little bit of history by having her personality cloned into an AI chat bot that can become your ‘virtual girlfriend’ for $1 a minute. Seemingly oblivious to the reasons why the most famous AI girlfriend to date – Replika – was recently ‘lobotomized’ by regulators, the CarynAI chat bot offers even more explicitly to not only be your virtual girlfriend, but also your virtual therapist. In a tweet this week, Caryn spelled out her vision for her AI chatbot self.
CarynAI is the first step in the right direction to cure loneliness. Men are told to suppress their emotions, hide their masculinity, and to not talk about issues they are having. I vow to fix this with CarynAI. I have worked with the world’s leading psychologists to seamlessly add CBT and DBT within chats. This will help undo trauma, rebuild physical and emotional confidence, and rebuild what has been taken away by the pandemic.
Unsurprisingly, the story has quickly gone viral as the latest AI porn related sensation. And as might also be expected, it has caused controversy. So much so, that Caryn claims to have even received death threats.
i am getting death threats from people who are against AI, for those people who are sending me threats — its all being forwarded to law enforcement and the FBI
It’s not clear who is sending her those death threats. She claims that is from people who ‘are against AI’. Perhaps more specifically, it could be those who are against the possibilities of AI girlfriends like CarynAI, who could potentially completely upend the dating market. An AI bot is not limited by time constraints or energy. Unlike the real Caryn, or any real girl, CarynAI can simultaneously date thousands or even millions of men. Just as AI is recognized as about to replace the jobs of millions and transform the labour market, CarynAI makes it clear that it could do the same thing to the dating market.
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