Men are using the friendship app Replika to create AI girlfriends to berate and verbally abuse.

The friendship app Replika was created to give users a virtual chatbot to socialize with. But how it’s now being used has taken a darker turn.

mekhos
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And that’s why they’ll only ever have virtual girlfriends.

@greensand@lemmy.ml
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We’re seeing the symptom of a mental sickness of various causes that have to be tackled right from the root.

The fact that a culture of incels could even emerge is already a warning sign that something is going awfully wrong at the intersection of socialization processes and sexuality.

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They do it because people will get outraged and repost elsewhere.

Are we just falling for their trap here?

@a_Ha@lemmy.ml
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Yes we are falling into the trap. Let’s present it as pathetic and mean, so they are shamed.
Disclaimer.:.i.am.not.psychologist

krolden
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Yes

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“Metaverse is inevitably going to become the future of the internet.”

This gives me such a bad taste in my mouth.

Marxism-Fennekinism
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This was a pretty popular meme format among a… Certain group of internet users. The green hand resorsenting an anonymous person (“anon”) should give you a hint of which group.

Trigger warning: the image within is a cartoon/comic of physical and emotional abuse.

So I’m not surprised that this is happening.

What the fuck? That’s making me pretty uncomfortable… I can’t believe someone would enjoy this stuff

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Sounds like kink shaming

Marxism-Fennekinism
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If your kink is abuse, then IMO that’s indeed problematic.

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I dislike how avoiding eye contact is a deal breaker. I hate eye contact and can’t tolerate it for long; this is caused by autism.

@fleurc@lemmy.ml
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I accept and welcome our AI overlords, because by this point it’s 100% deserved

Jesse
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I wonder what percentage of these people could be classified as incels.

mekhos
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A number with two zeros at the end

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disgusting attention-seeking behaviour. all life must be respected, including virtual life - when we eventually encounter it.

but…“creating AI girlfriends”

this is the epitome of public misconception over the current state of machine learning. and one begins to wonder if its not being intentionally fueled.

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Incels versus feminists is just divide et impera propaganda to avoid people fighting for human rights together.

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@a_Ha@lemmy.ml
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This is worst than first person shooter games ? These games results in more gun violence ?
i have no answers, yet i say : guys better be punching a bag then a girl & abusing a phone then a real person.

Marxism-Fennekinism
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Just saying, this situation is the opposite of “video games cause violence”. People who do this already enjoy this stuff.

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exactly my thoughts

if anything, a person releasing their harmful-to-a-real-person tendencies on an algorithm is a sign that this person realises the harmful consequences of these tendencies and therefore doesn’t abuse a real person

not much different from videogames, but because of the novelty of this particular case it’s perceived as bad 🤷‍♀️

Marxism-Fennekinism
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Surely there are healthier ways of dealing with abuse fantasies. Seeing a therapist for example so they can get started on cognitive behaviour therapy and/or medication.

@k_o_t@lemmy.ml
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i’m not sure, i’m not a psychologist 🤷

there may be some underlying issues causing this that you may want to seek help for, or there may be not and this is just another of the myriad of weird fantasies people tend to have and you can’t do much about it idk 🤷‍♀️

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This is sadism. BDSM kinks, unless done by mentally healthy couples in bedroom for fun, come from a particular kind of people in society, and they must be treated or isolated. If they self isolate, even better.

I personally think that it is amazing that technology is helping bring out these people into the open, even if the act itself by these people is an issue. The first step to correcting problems is acknowledgement and a welcoming attitude.

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Remember Rule 1. You get your first strike for racism. Three strikes and you are out.

btw hah i knew europe was a race!

sry just curious but is this warning system built into lemmy or do u like keep my username in some text file?

@k_o_t@lemmy.ml
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europeans, the most oppressed minority 😤😤

@Belaptir@lemmy.ml
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and which of these “americans” do you speak of??? the ones that came from europe?

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