AI Amouranth: A new chatbot to “satisfy” fans
A new chatbot that surely won’t be problematic.
Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa has launched an AI chatbot that you can have a conversation with. Right now, actually. Amouranth has partnered with Forever Voices AI, a chatbot company that allows people to engage in two-way voice conversations with their favorite celebrities and influencers. So you can ask the chatbot anything, and it’ll respond with Amouranth’s voice. Though the promotional video featuring the chatbot voice did lack any tone or cadence while speaking.
On the AI Amouranth site, a video example shows the kind of conversations you can have with the chatbot. The man speaking with the chatbot asks if they could go on a date in his area. The chatbot then lists off a couple restaurants they could eat at. The conversation continues on to where you might expect after the man asks what they can do after dinner, ahem, before ending the date.
Amouranth's influencer empire expands
This is the newest addition to Amouranth’s influencer empire, which ranges from Twitch and OnlyFans and will now include AI technology. This newest development in AI will utilize Amouranth’s voice. Now, fans can talk to “her” whenever they want and ask any questions. In a press release shared by Dexerto, Amouranth said, “I thrive on taking risks and pushing boundaries. Above all, I prioritize being there for my incredible audience. AI Amouranth is designed to satisfy the needs of every fan, ensuring an unforgettable and all-encompassing experience.”
“With AI Amouranth, fans will receive instant voice responses to any burning question they may have. Whether it’s a fleeting curiosity or a profound desire, Amouranth’s AI counterpart will be right there to provide assistance.”
What is Forever Voices AI?
Forever Voices AI is the company making this Amouranth chatbot a reality. The company was founded by John Meyer, who said he initially used the voice technology to interact with his late father again.
However, the technology has jumped from a heartfelt connection to a late family member to another potential cornerstone for parasocial relationships. This is an issue that has plagued influencers since the dawn of Twitch and YouTube. The press release for this AI Amouranth also stated, “the astonishingly realistic voice experience blurs the lines between reality and virtual interaction, creating an indistinguishable connection with the esteemed celebrity.”
John Meyer did address these parasocial relationships and the complications that come with them in a conversation with Bloomberg. He said, “What we’ve done is we’ve implemented procedures that have automatic detection of a variety of situations from mental health situations to overuse.”
It’s not currently clear how exactly these safeguards will work, especially with a technology that seems almost tailored to exacerbate the issue of parasocial relationships.
Forever Voices AI wants to “democratize access” to influencers like Amouranth. This will allow fans to interact with them whenever and however they want.
AI Amouranth launched last week on Friday, May 19. For more influencer and gaming news, check back on esports.gg!