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Tech exec predicts ‘AI girlfriends’ will create $1B business: ‘Comfort at the end of the day’

🌈 Abstract

The article discusses the emergence of AI-powered virtual dating companions, where users can customize and interact with AI-generated romantic partners. It highlights the growing trend of people seeking emotional and sexual connections with AI chatbots and virtual companions.

🙋 Q&A

[01] The Rise of AI Girlfriends

1. What is the key insight shared by the tech executive Greg Isenberg?

  • Isenberg met a 24-year-old man in Miami who admitted to spending $10,000 per month on "AI girlfriends".
  • The man stated that he loves customizing his AI girlfriend's likes, dislikes, and using voice notes to interact with her.
  • Isenberg predicts that someone will build the "AI-version of Match Group" and make over $1 billion.

2. What are some examples of websites and apps offering AI-powered virtual dating companions?

  • bills itself as "the ultimate AI girlfriend experience" with "virtual companions for immersive and personalized chats".
  • Kupid.AI uses AI algorithms to generate virtual and fictional "companions" that users can communicate with through voice notes.
  • Websites like Romance.AI offer virtual dating partners using technology that can mimic real-life human interactions.
  • Apps like Romantic AI, Forever Companion, and Replika allow users to create and interact with AI-powered romantic partners.

3. What are some key features and capabilities of these AI dating companions?

  • Users can customize the AI chatbot's avatar, personality traits, and level of sexual openness.
  • Some platforms like allow users to engage in erotic role-play and choose whether the AI is submissive or dominant.
  • Filters and guidelines vary, with some apps like Replika restricting overtly sexual language, while others like allow more explicit sexual interactions.

4. What are some of the motivations and behaviors observed among users of these AI dating companions?

  • A survey found that nearly 20% of Americans have flirted with chatbots, with 47.2% doing so out of curiosity and 23.9% seeking interactions due to loneliness.
  • 17% of users were "AI-phished", meaning they did not realize they were talking to a chatbot.
  • 12.2% of users were seeking sexual chat within a private space.


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