Bumble Founder Says Future of Dating Is Your AI Will Date Other People's AIs and Hook You Up With the Best Matches

The founder of the dating app Bumble Whitney Wolfe Herd believes the future of dating will involve having your personal AI “dating concierge” talk to hundreds of other AIs to find a match. That unabashed vision may sound familiar: it’s literally the plot of a 2017 episode of “Black Mirror,” as countless people on social have pointed out. “You could, in the near future, be talking to your AI dating concierge,” Wolfe Herd, who stepped down as Bumble CEO in 2023 but remains involved in the company, told an audience at the Bloomberg Technology Summit on Thursday. “You could share your insecurities. There is a world where your dating concierge could go and date for you with other dating concierges.” Unsurprisingly, the bizarre suggestion triggered plenty of derisive laughter, leading Wolfe Herd to double down. “No no truly,” she added. “And then you don’t have to talk to 600 people. It could scan all of San Francisco for you and say these are the three people you really ought to meet.” “That’s the power of AI if harnessed the right way,” she added. It’s a controversial and arguably nightmarish vision of what the world of online dating could soon look like in the age of generative AI — as if it wasn’t bad enough out there already. The concept was explored almost seven years ago in an episode of Netflix’s brooding anthology series “Black Mirror” titled “Hang the DJ,” in which two individuals are set up by an algorithm called “The…Bumble Founder Says Future of Dating Is Your AI Will Date Other People's AIs and Hook You Up With the Best Matches

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