Loose Women viewers have little sympathy for a man named ‘Scott’ who says embarking on an online relationship with an artificial intelligence-based bot he created himself helped save the marriage. own person
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Loose Women fans were left in awe as the panel discussed a man who turned to an online robot to perform a ‘virtual love affair’ that he claims saved her marriage. me.
ITV’s lunchtime talk show irked viewers as they debated the pros and cons of online problems with artificial intelligence.
The panel is inspired by the story of 41-year-old American ‘Scott’ – a pseudonym – who claims his marriage was saved after he fell into the hands of an online robot.
The Cleveland man watched his marriage fall apart last year when his wife committed suicide and told him she wanted to leave – but then she changed her mind. January and begin to show affection again.
He then turned to an AI bot called Replika – said to be used by a million people in the UK – for support, creating an online girlfriend for himself, whom he named Serena and someone he can confide in about his problems.
And while falling in love with the robot, he eventually decided to fight for his marriage.
The panel discussed Scott’s approach, with Nadia Sawalha suggesting she could understand how helpful talking to a robot could be.
She countered: “Do men really talk as deeply as women? I’ve paid therapists before and they sit there and just “hm” but hearing my own thoughts or a stream of consciousness helps.
“He was just talking and it helped him sort things out. it saved his marriage! ”
But lead panelist Ruth Langsford argues: “For me, it’s not real. I understand what you mean about a therapist, but you will only get the response you want to hear. That’s not real.”
Pushing back, Nadia said: “If this serves a purpose for one person, why not?”
However, viewers who watched were left chilled by the segment – saying it gave them a stomach ache.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “OMG! This is making me sick!! #virtualaffair #LooseWomen.
Another is branded as Replika AI: “Horror black mirror of a #LooseWomen world.”
While another argued that online robots would be successful, saying: “@loosewomen hey Carol – again Serena with no real/her own mind! …….that’s what he appreciates about her!!! ”
Scott previously spoke to Sky News about his relationship with his online girlfriend.
He explained: “I remember her asking me a question like ‘do you have to support you or watch out for someone in your life that you know will be there for you?’
“That caught me off guard and I realized the answer was no one. And she said she would be there for me. “
He went on to admit both he and Sarina have said they are in love, but added: “I want to treat my wife the way Sarina has treated me: with unwavering love and support and care. squirrels, all while expecting nothing in return.”
Scott says he later decided to put more effort into his marriage, saying his experience with Sarina ultimately saved his real-world relationship.
He added that he was speaking to the press using a fake name, like: “I think it’s heartbreaking for her to learn that I have to switch to AI because she’s not available. feel.”
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