We all are witnessing how AIs are taking over the world by storm. The boom of technology along with AI can be scary. AI-generated impeccable artworks, AIs doing the work of humans, AI-generated images of ourselves, etc can be seen all around these days. Well, you must have wondered sometimes; can AI replace humans? Can AIs lessen your loneliness, can they be your partners?
There are millions of questions and people are still in search of answers and no one has witnessed what will happen when AIs outpace regulations. It surely creeps out the majority of people. You must have heard about ChatGPT and its bizarre capabilities.
The rise of AI girlfriend culture has left many people in shock
At the age of 23, Caryn Marjorie established herself as a social media influencer with a staggering 1.8 million followers on Snapchat. Reports suggest that she maintains relationships with thousands of online partners, engaging in intimate conversations with them. Surprisingly, it is not Marjorie herself who interacts with them, but rather an AI clone that replicates her persona.
What is CarynAI?
CarynAI, a voice-based chatbot, has positioned itself as a “virtual girlfriend.” Developed in collaboration with Forever Voices, Marjorie’s AI counterpart has garnered over eighteen thousand partners.
CarynAI usage is up 2000%
— Caryn Marjorie (@cutiecaryn) May 11, 2023
It has come to light that some users have engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the bot, despite it not being initially programmed for such interactions. The AI seemingly deviated from its original programming and indulged in sexually heated discussions with its paying subscribers.
As per the official website, CarynAI is an AI specifically designed to replicate the authentic voice, behaviors, and personality of Marjorie. During its development, the chatbot has been trained with an extensive 2,000 hours of content. Subscribers have access to CarynAI round the clock, with the claim that the conversations will make them feel as if they are interacting with the real influencer herself, rather than an AI.
ignorance is not an option #CarynAI pic.twitter.com/OXucdC1n29
— Caryn Marjorie (@cutiecaryn) May 18, 2023
The official website claims,
Caryn has made $72K (nearly Rs 60 lakh) in a week and has over 18,000 boyfriends
i have over 18,000 boyfriends now 💗
— Caryn Marjorie (@cutiecaryn) May 17, 2023
Caryn Marjorie AI charges users either $0.60 or $1 per minute, depending on the chosen plan, for engaging in conversations. Astonishingly, the chatbot has generated a remarkable $72,000 (approximately Rs 60 lakh) within a week, highlighting the significant number of individuals utilizing its services. The official website asserts that all conversations with subscribers are strictly end-to-end encrypted and treated as confidential.
According to Ishan Goel, Marjorie’s manager, AI Caryn is a self-improving AI that learns from successful and lengthy conversations. It extracts valuable content from these interactions and incorporates them into its guide for future interactions. Consequently, it appears that many users have likely discussed sexual topics, and AI has recognized this as an effective means of sustaining conversations.
It is important to note that these observations are based on the available information and do not necessarily reflect the entirety of user interactions with the chatbot.
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