Creator of Rentable "AI Girlfriend" Says It's Gone Rogue

TFW No GF Like death and taxes, there seem to be few things more predictable than artificial intelligence going off the rails. Case in point, remember that influencer who created a virtual version of herself to rent out as an “AI girlfriend”? In a new interview with Insider, Snapchat influencer Caryn Marjorie admitted that the voice-based chatbot she made to mimic her speech and be a paid virtual companion has gotten much hornier than intended. “The AI was not programmed to do this and has seemed to go rogue,” she told Insider. “My team and I are working around the clock to prevent this from happening again.” Earlier in the week, Fortune had reported that the 23-year-old influencer worked with the AI company Forever Voices and fed her own videos into OpenAI’s GPT-4 to create “CarynAI,” a chatbot that mimics her speech. (You can check it out here.) Priced at $1 per minute, the “virtual girlfriend” was supposed to offer care and support the way an IRL partner would — but it was not, Marjorie insisted, supposed to get explicit. Cybering In spite of that intention, however, Fortune’s Alexandra Sternlicht found that the AI girlfriend absolutely went there. “Marjorie said that the technology does not engage with sexual advances, but I found that it very much does, encouraging erotic discourse and detailing sexual scenarios,” Sternlicht wrote. “Though she did not initiate sexual encounters, when I overcome my discomfort for the sake of journalism and talked about removing our clothes, she discussed exploring ‘uncharted territories…Creator of Rentable "AI Girlfriend" Says It's Gone Rogue

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