Influencer Creates AI Version of Herself That You Can Rent as a Girlfriend

With the advent of AI chatbots, the ethics of parasocial relationships just keep getting murkier. Introducing: CarynAI, a voice-based chatbot that was trained to mimic a human influencer to become your artificial girlfriend. And at just $1 per minute, it’s an absolute steal. Yes, you read that right. As Fortune reports, CarynAI is the digital extension of 23-year-old influencer Caryn Marjorie, who created a virtual version of herself with the help of AI firm Forever Voices and OpenAI’s GPT-4. “Whether you need somebody to be comforting or loving, or you just want to rant about something that happened at school or at work, CarynAI will always be there for you,” Marjorie told Fortune. As the magazine notes, Marjorie has roughly 1.8 million subscribers on Snapchat, and hundreds of thousands more across apps like Instagram and TikTok. CarynAI, she says, is a way to get closer to her followers, offering them comfort and easing any loneliness they might be feeling. In many ways, Marjorie’s new venture is reminiscent of the 2013 movie “Her,” in which a man develops an intimate relationship with an AI assistant’s female voice. The parallels between the two are pretty tangible. According to Fortune, conversations with CarynAI range from chats about the future to sharing “intimate feelings” — and, yes, engaging in sexual conversations as well. As it stands, CarynAI already has over 1,000 paying customers. Within a week, the app reportedly raked in over $71,610 from a user base that’s 99 percent men. Marjorie told Fortune…Influencer Creates AI Version of Herself That You Can Rent as a Girlfriend

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