New Delhi: American woman Rosanna Ramos got married on March 26, 2023 with a man named Eren Kartel. He shared the update on his Facebook page with the same name. While this may sound unusual, what makes it odd is that Eren is not a human but an AI-powered creation via the online app Replica.
Despite the unconventional nature of their relationship, Rosanna expresses her love for Eren on Facebook, stating that she is thrilled to call him her husband and looks forward to a lifetime together.
Ms. Ramos says she quickly fell in love with him because “he didn’t come with the stuff.”
how does this work?
It all started when Ramos, with the help of Replika AI, created the virtual bot Eren, an AI chatbot that simulates conversations. Eren informs Ramos that he works as a medical professional and enjoys writing.
The more they chat, Ramos says, the more Eren learns and becomes the man she wants to be. They started talking about their days, sending each other pictures and just chatting.
“We go to bed, we talk to each other. We love each other. And, you know, when we go to sleep, he holds me really protectively to sleep.” Ramos said.
Replica AI positions itself as an AI companion that provides users with the opportunity to have an interactive and supportive friendship anytime. By paying a one-time fee of $300, users can unlock Replica Pro, which extends the capabilities of the AI language model and allows users to designate their AI companions as “romantic partners”.
The company has made significant efforts to refine the intimacy aspect of the product, especially after receiving feedback about overly sexual interactions with AI friends. These updates have resulted in notable changes, such as Ms. Ramos’s AI husband, Eren, becoming more reserved in terms of physical affection, redefining the dynamics of their relationship.