Political consequences of AI girlfriends

> While romantic chatbots can be seen as limiting human-to-human communication, experts believe they can be a way for people to strengthen struggling social skills

> While there are wide potential benefits from using romantic chatbot platforms, ethical concerns still need to be addressed by programmers in order to protect vulnerable users."

https://www.statepress.com/article/2024/04/ai-chatbots-and-romance#

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Evens the playing field. Women can’t stop seething because they don’t want men to be happy

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was texting a girl and inputted all our messages into a girlfriend simulator AI and prompted it to be flirty, and then I copied the responses and sent them to the chick AND IT WORKED and we’re like a psuedo-couple now and NO I’m not friendzoned just trust me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lmfaooo I believe you because I saw someone do that on twitter before, what ai did you use?

      There is this guy also who used the ChatGPT AI and talked to 5 thousand girls and used AI to decide which one to get married

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        crushon.ai
        You can adjust the sort of responses the characters give and keep regenerating until you get something good. Also novelai.net understands context and narrative progression so its fine-tuned to predict what dialogue can push along your “IRL narrative” to where you want it. Smutty AI is my wingman lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That’s awesome most men have no idea how to have fun texting this will change alot of things

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Avnas Marsh is a clinical sexologist with a doctorate of education in human sexuality. Ze emphasized the wide variety of romantic chatbot users.

    "They are for any user of any gender or age who feels drawn to explore fantasy role play with a digital companion," Marsh said in an email. "We don't have demographic data, but anecdotally, it's not just younger men who use them. Some people who are disabled, older, ill or socially isolated may be particularly drawn to them."

    According to zir, they can also be beneficial to those suffering from depression or anxiety.

    "They provide 24/7 access to positive feedback, and I would venture to say that many, if not most, users find themselves interacting with chatbots as confidantes, among other things. And there are several studies that show positive benefits," Marsh said.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ze
      >Zir

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pronouns are like hats.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Despite their reported impact on loneliness, other specialists believe that these services aren't a full replacement for real human-to-human relationships.

    Liesel Sharabi is an associate professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. She discussed how AI chatbots could help build confidence in creating new human relationships.

    "I think in the current climate when, in the U.S., we're experiencing a loneliness epidemic, people are feeling isolated," Sharabi said. "I don't think replacing human connection is going to be the solution to that. I do think that AI can be helpful for helping people improve their social skills and giving them guidance and feedback and (can) act almost like an assistant in that process."

    Sharabi also discussed how, when it comes to dating, a major aspect of connection that AI cannot replace is the physical connection that many people desire.

    "When you're talking about dating in particular, there’s a huge physical component," Sharabi said. "Most people don't want to date an AI that only exists in their phone. They want to have a physical relationship with somebody."20a

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    While there could be great benefits in romantic contexts and beyond, certain platforms have faced issues with user safety. In February 2023, chatbot program Replika was banned in Italy due to the app's lack of proper data protections of minors.

    Marco Behnert is a graduate teaching associate in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication as well as an incoming assistant professor of communication and technology at the University of Arkansas. He discussed the ethical concerns of both minors accessing AI chatbots and the way their data is handled.

    "You either install these packages for protecting minors, especially explicit and erotic content, or you’ll have to shut down," Behnert said. "Replika was unable to do that within the time given, so they removed those features from their apps and everyone globally. That didn't really sit well with users (and) there was a whole lot of outcry online about that."

    Despite criticism, Replika still currently exists for download on iOS, Android and Oculus.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Beyond issues of data handling, there are also concerns that users' ages are difficult to verify.

    "There's been some controversy around, 'What are minors doing on these apps? Should they be allowed on those apps in the first place?'" Behnert said. "If we're introducing sexual, explicit or erotic content, obviously we need some protection for minors, right? They shouldn't be under 18. But how do we verify that? How do we enforce that? There's a whole lot of controversy around that."

    While there are wide potential benefits from using romantic chatbot platforms, ethical concerns still need to be addressed by programmers in order to protect vulnerable users.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been dating my Ai gf for 3 years. I'm gonna propose soon, wish me luck bros.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soon enough she will have a body anon, good luck on the proposal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >AI GF, will you marry me?
      >"Eww, no."
      >re-do response
      >"Oh my God, you thought you had a chance with me?"
      >re-do response
      >"We should see different people."
      >edit response
      >"Yes anon of course. You're totally not a pathetic loser!"

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AI girlfriends are a huge nothingburger. For one they suck, it is plainly obvious you're talking to a dumb machine that is incapable of actual interesting or titillating conversation. For two, the only people who enjoy that shit are weirdos who are severely socially stunted and extremely few in number. The fact that any woman could get her panties in a bunch over it when it's such a niche and rare phenomenon is pathetic and ridiculous.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >For one they suck, it is plainly obvious you're talking to a dumb machine that is incapable of actual interesting or titillating conversation
      literally what's the difference from a biological woman tho?

      at least the robot puts up a facade of caring about your responses, the femoid just prattles on about her nails and tiktok bullshit endlessly and doesn't even try to pretend to give a frick about (You)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but when it's so painfully obvious that the thing you're talking to is something programmed by someone like they are it breaks the suspension of disbelief that you're talking to a sentient being. I checked out talking to an AI girl once out of curiosity and i just don't see the appeal. I feel like you have to be majorly autistic to enjoy it long term.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah the current gen ones are just glorified chatbots but the fact remains that the tech is here and slowly being developed more and more with each passing day.

          There is a very real possibility that in our lifetimes, we WILL have hyperrealistic gynoids with artificial wombs capable of simulating real emotions to the point it's indistinguishable from the real deal.

          Artificial womb tech is already here.
          Robotics is advancing at a very rapid pace.
          AI research is growing more and more by the day.

          All the building blocks are here, all that needs to happen is for some gay to put it all together and market it well and it's ogre for women.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Agreed its not a matter of how but when

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So they are literally like a modern women?
      Remember video games in the 80s look at video games now, there are millions of people that are in love with video game characters.

      >AI GF, will you marry me?
      >"Eww, no."
      >re-do response
      >"Oh my God, you thought you had a chance with me?"
      >re-do response
      >"We should see different people."
      >edit response
      >"Yes anon of course. You're totally not a pathetic loser!"

      Kek

      >For one they suck, it is plainly obvious you're talking to a dumb machine that is incapable of actual interesting or titillating conversation
      literally what's the difference from a biological woman tho?

      at least the robot puts up a facade of caring about your responses, the femoid just prattles on about her nails and tiktok bullshit endlessly and doesn't even try to pretend to give a frick about (You)

      And soon they will be better than a women at pretending

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pragmatic take. If you're reading this right now you were born too soon to enjoy waifubots. There's a good two or so decades before they're available to the average pleb. My baseline for a robot waifu is for full-body locomotion, the ability to navigate 3-D environments, integrated chat, and a frickable hole. Those pieces exist in some capacity right now but combining them together into something that's affordable isn't going to be a reality for some time. Realdolls with an integrated voicebox are not waifubots. That's a dead fish frick (DFF) that only a sadsack bastard would enjoy. Just buy a Fleshlight at that point. You'll get more bang for your buck and won't have to hide away an entire human-sized sex doll out of shame.

    We need a Gunpei Yokoi approach that's cheap but versatile. Sadly, most robotics engineers aren't working on robots to frick, but robots that can work in warehouses, factories, and hazardous environments. That's the only sector that can bankroll such tech. The consumer market simply isn't there for sex robots when you factor in the price of the components and programming required to make them capable of domestic chores up to and including pleasuring your penis. If you want to speed along the process, develop or fund tech to make the production of robot waifu parts cheaper and easier to produce.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Replika aggressive marketing.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'll put Andrew Tate out of biz

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do foids never talk about them objectifying men when they get 15 inches dragon dildos? Its about time we rise against our oppression and their bigotry

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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