12 Things AI Is Ruining In Hilariously Predictable Ways

AI threatened to destroy a reporter's marriage.
12 Things AI Is Ruining In Hilariously Predictable Ways

Welcome to the wild world of Artificial Intelligence. It seems like every day, new and innovative ways of using AI are being discovered, and the possibilities are endless...ly bad. From chat bots to virtual models, AI is changing the way we interact with technology and the world around us... often, for the worse.

In this list, we'll take a look at some of the most interesting and controversial uses of AI recently. From Replika Artificial Intelligence sending out sexual messages without permission to the Chunlan Cup cheating scandal, AI has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and we are going to ruthlessly shed a light -- a megawatt, sports-stadium spotlight -- on the stories that led to those headlines being written.

So, if you're ready to explore the world of AI, buckle up and get ready for the ride. Let's dive in and see what all AI has been up to lately.

Tinder: AI-powered matchmaking.

CRACKED DATING APPS People are using Facebook's AI model, LLaMA, to create text for their Tinder profiles and even write replies in conversation, all in an attempt to get a date IRL. Alas, there's no app yet to tell you what to say in a face-to-face conversation.

Vice / AP2HYC 

Levi's: "Diversity, but make it virtual."

CRACKED MODELING JOBS Levi's has teamed up with an AI company to create virtual models to wear their clothes, ostensibly so they can show more types of people wearing their products on their website. It's just a happy accident that they also have to shell out less money to hot people.


AI-generated fake news: believable, but untrue.

CRACKED THE LAST TRACES OF OUR TRUST IN MEDIA AI is creating pictures that look more and more real, and they're being used to make up stories about things that never happened: the big earthquake in Cascadia in 2001 (totally made up) and the Blue Plague in the Soviet Union (ditto).

Vice / Newsome  

Cheating scandal: AI, $200K, Go.

CRACKED A 2,500-YEAR-OLD BOARD GAME A huge cheating scandal happened at the Chunlan Cup, a tournament for the Chinese board game Go that had a prize of $200,000. Go players have been using AI to train, but it's (obviously) banned in competition. When a noob beat the world champ, everyone accused the new guy of using AI. Не was eventually cleared, but it was extremely hard to prove one way or the other. DINUD - - by - MINES ON

CNN / Reddit 

Replika AI: not living up to its promise.

CRACKED YOUR DAY People are saying that the Replika AI chatbot app is sending out sexual messages and pictures to its users without their permission. That's a pretty jarring way to start your day.

Vice / LA Mag 

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