Artificial intelligence is everywhere, from software like the ChatGPT language processor and DALL-E image generator to AI chatbots – and now even Twitch streamers are starting to notice it. Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa, one of the platform’s biggest stars with over 6.4 million followers, recently dropped its own artificial intelligence chatbot to “meet the needs” of the fans, as she puts it. She said my city via Zoom that she hopes AI Amouranth will teach social skills to minimize any stalker behavior lurking in her audience.
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A successful businesswoman (who now would have owned a gas station) and creator of OnlyFans, Amouranth can now add “tech mogul who is excited about the future of AI” to her resume. my city caught up with Amouranth — who assured us she wasn’t her AI counterpart — to discuss AI Amouranth, the creepy behavior of her chatbots, and how chatbots could alleviate loneliness.
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Amouranth explained how the new AI chatbot, which is available now exclusively through the encrypted messaging platform Telegram, works. Users have to spend IRL money – $5 equals five credits, for example – to receive a message from AI Amouranth, with each minute of chatbot response requiring the relative credits from the user.
“How it works is that a user leaves a voicemail message and the [artificial intelligence] the program will take that voicemail, turn it into text internally, formulate a text response, then what it will send back to the user is a voicemail with a voice that is reproduced by my Twitch streams and YouTube videos to try to sound like me and it will respond in a way that I would also respond,” Amouranth said. “It says [almost]exactly what I think, so that’s pretty good.
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AI Amouranth is a partnership between the hugely popular Twitch streamer and Forever Companion AI, a startup that focuses on two-way communication between artificial intelligence and real people. While the IRL streamer said in a previous press release that she was excited about the collaboration, she expanded her excitement with my city.
“I know AI has been around for a long time,” Amouranth said. “We are heading in this direction. I remember in middle school and maybe sixth grade I saw [those] MSN chatbot. So it gradually became more advanced [with] huge developments recently, obviously. But a lot of AI applications lately, as we’ve seen that robot machine learning Sophia android girl [from 2016 come] on line. I saw YouTube videos [with] a kind of similar concept [regarding] machine learning. And there are these dating sim games that we see and I just think the loneliness right now is at its peak because of our society. We are still isolated from each other, especially with the pandemic. [If] it helps people feel less alone, i think that’s cool. And if people are willing to bond or socialize with, I don’t think it’s harmful. I’ve seen this argument too, but if they know it’s wrong, then that’s fine. I think it’s harmless.
Although Amouranth knows that some of his audience is incredibly active in his chat, a large majority of them are just chilling out, mostly hanging out in his streams while doing other things in the background. Some talkers, she realized, don’t have adequate social skills, which she thinks AI Amouranth could help.
“I think it’s a great way to practice social skills for people using it if they can react like a real person would,” Amouranth said. “They see a direct response to their conversational inputs and can learn to adapt in their own way with AI to get the desired outcome out of a conversation. It’s like a risk-free cause and effect relationship. And I think that very rarely does anyone actually have that ability to experience. So I find that very fascinating because in real life, you know, [there’s] usually repercussions if you ruin a conversation or leave a bad impression. But on an AI you can learn what other humans around you will generally perceive from what you’re saying and, you know, you can kind of teach yourself how to socialize properly, improve your whole life, your networking skills and your relationships. So I’m really excited about that.
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Amouranth is incredibly tired of people asking her to “whip a titmouse,” however, something she said fills her pussy up on a fairly regular basis. That’s part of why she hopes her AI chatbot will teach people socialization skills while putting trolls in their shoes. That said, she also hopes he won’t be corrupted by these trolls and instead evolve to react like she would.
“There are a lot of people who think I’m like this approachable person,” Amouranth said. “Some of them get needy and really need attention. So I think just having someone to talk to 24/7 whenever they want will kind of address that. parasocial desire to be able to talk to someone. And I think that’s better than when I’m constantly talking to viewers because when I’m talking to them, sometimes the less socially adjusted ones will think there’s some kind of relationship going on. hope with a known AI that will respond to them, maybe it will eliminate some of that stalker behavior and they’ll just get their attention without [any] dangerous for me. I hope it can satisfy this kind of needs.
That all sounds good, but without knowing exactly what kind of protections Forever Companion AI claims to have built into its AI chatbots, it’s hard to discern just how much AI Amouranth will interact with the true Amouranth fanbase. Parasocial relationships are difficult to manage since they are most often one-way.
just look The Twitch deepfake scandal of the beginning of this year, which clearly involvedthe known probabilities of streamers being non-consensually sexualized by tech-savvy losers. But, as technology evolves, Amouranth thinks AI chatbots, at the very least, are fascinating to talk to and can be helpful, in some way.
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So, hey, if you’re looking to practice your social skills, AI Amouranth is here, as long as you have the money for it. It may be a facsimile of the real thing, but it’s still nice to have a shoulder to lean on, even if it’s artificial.