The development of an AI replica of Caryn Marjorie, a post-2000s internet beauty icon, has sparked debate in the IT industry this week. She used video training to create an AI version of herself with Forever Voices.
Caryn started live streaming when she was just 15 years old. Her attractive personality and gorgeous physique won her fans. She started offering AI virtual girlfriends with her own image, voice, and personality for $1 per hour using AI Dongfeng. In just one week, she had more than 1,000 members and made $71,600.
As with any new technology, curiosity and desire can quickly get out of hand. The virtual girlfriend has already been compromised by some technologists, and some people have found a way to make the dialogue between the two explicit.
Caryn Marjorie has responded to these concerns by stating that she is not motivated by financial gain but by a desire to help those in need access to resources to combat loneliness. She has also said that she won’t be sneaking a peek at the chat logs between humans and AI.
To ensure that the technology is used properly and ethically, Forever Voices CEO John Meyer has revealed that the company will be hiring a chief ethics officer.
The creation of AI replicas of real people has raised questions about the potential ethical implications, particularly in terms of the potential for exploitation and abuse. It also highlights the importance for companies to put ethical concerns at the forefront of the development and implementation of their goods and services and to take responsibility for any potential negative impacts.
The ethical implications of AI have been discussed before. Despite having a developed application of GPT-3.5/4, companies such as Microsoft have declined to add a virtual assistant feature to Bing due to ethical concerns. As AI technology develops, it will become increasingly important for companies to consider the potential ethical implications of their goods and services and to put the safety and well-being of their customers first.