Your AI Can Date Other People’s AIs To Recommend Which People To Date: Bumble Founder

Dating is infamous for having a notoriously low strike rate — it can take several failed attempts before people find someone they want to be romantically involved with — but AI could soon change all that.

Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd has suggested that in not to far into the distant future, people’s AIs could “date” other people’s AIs to determine if they’re a good match, and then recommend them to each other to actually date each other in person. “If you want to get really out there, there is a world where your dating concierge could go and date for you with other dating concierges,” Herd said in an interview with Bloomberg. “No, no really,” she said as the interviewer gasped. “And then you don’t have to talk to 600 people. (The AI) will scan all of San Francisco, and say these are the 3 people you really ought to meet,” she said.

Herd was suggesting the idea of AI concierges, which are AI programs which will initially look to provide you with dating tips and suggestions. As the AI concierge interacts with the user and learns about them, they are able to understand their likes and dislikes. This AI program would also be able to understand what a user is looking for in a romantic partner. It would thus be more efficient for this AI concierge to simply “speak” to the AI concierges of other people, and determine if they’d be a good match.

It’s a pretty intriguing idea — instead of people spending time and money on a date, they could simply delegate their dating to an AI. The two AIs would converse with one another, and summarize the results of the conversation to the human counterparts. If both humans are satisfied with the results, they could actually go ahead and decide to meet in person. There had been worries that AI could ending up taking up jobs, but it now seems that it could end up taking up love too.