Snack Enables AI Avatars To Chat For You

Dating app Snack is allowing users to train an AI avatar, which will then enter the virtual dating world on their behalf. The avatar will chat with other users and then alert the user when it detects a compatible match.

Once the AI avatar finds a fellow single of interest, it will notify the user so that a human to human conversation can begin. Fast Company writes that users tell their AI avatar certain information about themselves before letting it mingle with others.

This is just the first step in a journey into virtual dating experiences, Fast Company shares. Snack is looking to enable dates in a metaverse virtual world before the users meet in person.

Snack grabbed headlines in the past for their anti-ghosting features. When a user is reported to be ghosting, their profiles’ visibility is reduced. 

Fast Company summarises that AI avatars will “either be a massive flop or a game-changing paradigm shift in dating. If it’s the latter, it’s another sign that AI will eventually creep into every corner of our lives, and much sooner than we thought”.