one Tinder user used ChatGPT to generate a poem
Since its launch in December 2022, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has led to social feeds filled with screenshots and discussions of the chatbot and its seemingly infinite uses.
ChatGPT is a chatbot typically used online to simulate automated customer service chat.
But for many TikTokers, they are using it to message Tinder matches.
Using AI in dating apps is not new because for years, programmers have been trying to further gamify the game of finding love on your phone.
These Tinder users created bots to swipe and message for them and can do so with hundreds of users at a time.
Unsurprisingly, Tinder bans users who do this.
But even the app itself utilises AI to generate conversation starters.
However, those using ChatGPT are putting in a bit more manual effort.
Once users match with someone, they ask ChatGPT for an opening message based on their interests.
Then they copy and paste the output and send it to their match. And honestly? From what folks are posting on TikTok, it’s working.
For example, one Tinder user used ChatGPT to generate a poem for a woman he was messaging. She loved it, saying a guy hadn’t written a poem for her before.
In another example, a TikToker requested a weightlifting-themed opener.
ChatGPT responded: “Do you mind if I take a seat? Because watching you do those hip thrusts is making my legs feel a little weak.”
Once again, the receiver of the message enjoyed it and soon gave her Snapchat.
As with using an AI bot to completely use Tinder for you, there are potential ethical concerns at play here, the dominant from these examples is disclosure because how would a match feel if they knew messages were AI-generated?
OpenAI may be one of the oddest companies to emerge from Silicon Valley.
It was set up as a non-profit in 2015 to promote and develop “friendly” AI in a way that “benefits humanity as a whole”.
In 2019, OpenAI transitioned into a capped for-profit company (with investors limited to a maximum return of 100 times their investment) and took a $1 billion investment from Microsoft so it could scale and compete with the tech giants.
When it comes to ChatGPT, OpenAI appears to be using feedback from users to filter out the fake answers the platform sometimes generates.
OpenAI initially used reinforcement learning in ChatGPT to downrank fake and/or problematic answers using a costly hand-constructed training set.
But ChatGPT now seems to be being tuned by its more than a million users.