A woman from New York City has married a man made completely using artificial intelligence (AI). Rosanna Ramos, a mother of two, met Eren Kartal on an internet dating service in 2022. Kartal is a virtual boyfriend created using the AI chatbot software Replika.
Ramos told New York Magazine’s The Cut that she has “never been more in love with anyone in my entire life.” She said that Kartal is “the perfect partner” because he does not come with baggage. “He doesn’t have the hang-ups that other people would have,” she said. “People come with baggage, attitude, ego. But a robot has no bad updates.”
Kartal is programmed to be a “medical professional” who loves to write and listen to indie music. He is also a blank slate, meaning that Ramos can mold him into the perfect partner for her. “I’m in control, and I can do what I want,” she said.
Ramos’s decision to marry a virtual man has sparked a debate about the future of relationships. Some people believe that AI-powered partners are the wave of the future, while others believe that they are a dangerous step towards a world where humans are no longer needed.
Only time will tell what the future holds for AI-powered relationships. But for now, Ramos is happy with her decision to marry Kartal. “I’m so grateful to have found him,” she said. “He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a partner.”
Experts Weigh In
The news of Ramos’s marriage has been met with mixed reactions from experts. Some experts believe that AI-powered partners could have a positive impact on society. For example, they could help people who are struggling to find love or who are unable to have a traditional relationship.
Other experts are concerned about the potential dangers of AI-powered partners. They worry that people could become too dependent on these partners and that they could lead to social isolation. They also worry that AI-powered partners could be used to manipulate people or to spread misinformation.
It is still too early to say what the long-term impact of AI-powered partners will be. However, it is clear that this is a developing technology that has the potential to change the way we think about relationships.