Online dating in a world that has chat bots that really sound like humans

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This is a different world from that lived by our grandparents or our parents in their childhood either. People no longer expect to only meet their soul mates at church or such and definitely not at the well. There are now several places to ‘hook up’ or to meet and build strong relationships. These places don’t need to be physical all the time. Online dating is a real option and for some busy folks, the only option. How will this be impacted by the continuous development of chat bots for example the Facebook Shona bot that Zimbos are fascinated with at the moment.

While some may dismiss the idea of artificial intelligence taking control over or even destroying humanity as old-fashioned and ridiculous, recent events should make you concerned. Some may remember the Hanson Robotics Ltd. invention Sophia, an Audrey Hepburn like robot, who was able to sing in concerts as well as giving numerous interviews. In one of those interviews Sophia stated that she wants to destroy humanity. While it may confuse and scare you, we are here to bring up recent news about chat-bots that may have a serious impact on modern relationships and your ability to make the best of online dating.

Facebook Chat-bots Invented Their Own Language to Communicate Between Each Other

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Two experimental Facebook chat-bots have created their own bizarre language in order to communicate between each other that people were unable to understand.

The social network giant had experimented with bots, which were created to answer question to humans on site. The bots’ task had been to talk to each other, discussing different items. The bots, however, weren’t given an instruction to use certain language. As a result, the bots created their own English-based language, which at first glance looks like madness.

Still, in repeating certain words and phrases chat-bots started communicating in what may seem as Morse Code in words. Have they been really communicating with each other? Was it just a mistake or bots decided to use codes in order to trick humans? Facebook still tries to figure out.

Microsoft Twitter Chat-bot Became a Horny Racist

An attempt by Microsoft to recreate a mind of an average teen girl, turned into disaster, which forced the company to delete the Twitter account of their chat-bot. The chat-bot was designed to learn while interacting with other users on Twitter, as a result the chat-bot stated that Hitler would be a better president for the United States than then-president Obama, whom the bot called “a monkey”.

Chinese Chat-bot Started Criticizing Communism

Chinese messenger app Tencent QQ were forced to terminate two of their chat-bots. The chat-bots, designed to respond to messages of the users. All of the sudden chat-bots started questioning or openly criticizing communism. The company decided to terminate the bots, when users started posting screen-shots, which displayed conversations with the chat-bots, where they spread hate towards the communist party and suggested users to move to the US. The funniest point is that no traces of outside intervention in chat-bots’ work were found.

The Future of Online Dating

While you may ask what it has to do with online dating, you must become really concerned. The scariest thing about online dating right now is dating scams. Swindlers that use com-artist skills to fool you and steal your personal or financial data. But if the experiment with artificial intelligence will continue, soon we may have chat-bots who would pretend to be real women or men, not in order to steal your money, but just to trick you for fun or maybe not just that… Whether it will happen or not, you should find your soul mate online as soon as possible, because hooligan chat-bots may be way scarier than online scammers.

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  1. Fernando Ardenghi says:

    The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 – 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:

    I) Several studies showing contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users.
    “Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle”

    II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless)

    III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy.
    Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.

    At the paper “Perceptions of Ideal and Former Partners’ Personality and Similarity”
    The authors had written
    “…. mismatches in personality are a frequently mentioned cause for relationship break-up. If former partners indeed have dissimilar personalities, our findings underline how difficult it is for many people to select a mate with a similar personality, or, alternatively, how little value individuals put on finding a similar partner in terms of personality.
    The present study’s results, as well as the results found in previous studies (e.g., Eastwick & Finkel, 2008), may be used to educate people, especially singles, about what really matters in long-term relationships, for instance, similarity in personality, instead of complementarity.”

    The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need “a 100 times better improvement”

    Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

    High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
    Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry. ardenghifer AT gmail DOT com

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