The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionised numerous aspects of our lives, ushering in a new era of technological advancements. AI refers to the creation of intelligent machines that can perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence, such as problem-solving, learning, and decision-making. AI this time has exceeded far beyond stepping into human relationships and interactions. Caryn Marjorie, a 23-year-old creator based in Los Angeles, partnered with OpenAI to create a Chatbot of herself for her fans.
The struggles of time constraint
Until recently, Caryn Marjorie who is 23 years old lived an ordinary life as a social media personality. She has been very popular on social media applications such as Snapchat, Telegram, etc. On Snapchat alone, she has close to 2 million followers. To keep her audience hooked, she posts photos and videos of herself throughout the day.
This is a time-consuming process which does not give Caryn the liberty to interact with her fans, 98 percent of whom are men. She has an exclusive Telegram group which she created for people who are willing to pay to join the group. This group also takes away a big chunk of her time.
It is humanly impossible to respond to the huge wave of messages and comments Caryn Marjorie receives in a day. She naturally felt sorry for not being able to deliver a one-to-one interaction to all her fans and thereby has done the most unusual.
Caryn Marjorie for the first time in creator history has partnered with the most sought-after AI venture, OpenAI, to create a virtual version of herself. Caryn Marjorie has named this CarynAI.
CarynAI uses the GPT 4 API technology which is the brainchild of OpenAI, to create a chatbot that is an exact replica of Caryn. The AI-powered Caryn has the ability to mimic Caryn’s voice, her mannerism and her personality, making it almost impossible for others to differentiate between Caryn Marjorie and CarynAI
Expanding the realms
Using CarynAI, Caryn will now extend the experience of speaking to her millions of fans. Paying $1 per minute, her fans can chat with CarynAI and immerse themselves in an immersive experience. This will feel like speaking to Caryn Marjorie herself.
Calculating the growth based on the statistics of a number of people who have shown interest, Caryn Marjorie estimates that she will be earning close to $5 million in a month. This figure is not coming from thin air but from actual statistical calculations. In the first week of its release, CarynAI has already garnered $100,000 and there are thousands of people who are waiting in the queue to gain access to her.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Caryn spoke about her AI project and the reason behind doing so. She said in a statement, “These fans of mine, they have a really, really strong connection with me, because of that they actually end up messaging me every single day. I started to realise about a year ago it’s just not humanly possible for me to reach out to all of these messages, there are just too many and I actually feel kind of bad that I can’t give that individual, one-on-one sort of relationship to every single person. I wish I could but I just simply can’t.”
CarynAI is a welcoming move in the advancement of AI tools and their ability to serve humans. It will change the discourse of social media personalities and their fans, allowing one to create a more intimate relationship based on one-to-one conversation. However, it is scary at the same time, reducing human emotions and connections to technologically powered, calculated techniques.