Caryn Marjorie, 23, is a social media star with 1.8 million followers on Snapchat. Not long ago, she launched an AI voice chatbot called CarynAI. It uses her own voice, behavior, and personality. The chatbot offers users an “immersive AI experience” for $1 per minute and makes them feel like they’re talking to Caryn herself.
CarynAI uses the GPT-4 API technology developed by OpenAI. It also uses Caryn Marjorie’s deleted video footage on YouTube. As the author said, the production process took more than 2,000 hours.
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CarynAI launched in beta earlier this month and already has more than 1,000 paid subscribers. In one week, it generated $71,610 in revenue. We guess you are not surprised to know that almost all of it came from men.
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The influencer said that CarynAI would allow her to communicate directly with each of her social media followers. We agree that this is what bloggers need. We think they need to keep their channels up to date, which takes a lot of time. So they are not able to communicate with their followers. “CarynAI will fill that gap in the future,” she said. “CarynAI will never replace me,” she added, “CarynAI is just an extension of me, an extension of my consciousness.”
Marjorie told Fortune that she thinks the chatbot could earn $5 million a month from 20,000 of her Snapchat followers. This sounds quite accurate.
According to Fortune reporter Alexandra Sternlicht, the AI is more like a Siri “ready to be intimate” than a virtual girlfriend offering heart-to-heart conversations. Marjorie revealed that her AI profile could increase her risk of being stalked due to previous stalking incidents. However, she said it’s part of the “influencer game” and has hired 24-hour security while refraining from sharing her location with her followers.