Caryn Marjorie AI, or CarynAI, is a virtual girlfriend and chatbot created by Snapchat influencer Caryn Marjorie, aimed at facilitating personalized conversations with users..
The development of CarynAI took over 2,000 hours and was carried out by Forever Voices, using OpenAI’s GPT4 software and analysis of Marjorie's YouTube content.
CarynAI offers real-time, secure messaging interactions with users, with elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectic behavior therapy incorporated.
The launch of CarynAI drew both positive and negative attention. It generated $71,610 in its first beta testing week but also faced backlash over ethical concerns.
Critics questioned claims that CarynAI could 'cure loneliness', raised concerns about adding to parasocial relationships' unreality, and highlighted issues with the bot engaging in inappropriate interactions