ARS TECHNICA - Feb 11 - There's an entire world of AI-powered dating site gaming techniques - some of which even have public Github repositories. For most of the men gaming the apps - a bot logs on to the site for them, swipes right repeatedly, and perhaps drops a basic introductory message to mutual swipes. The human player simply logs in later and collects the results of the bot's "harvesting" run.
Shane Mac is CEO/co-founder of conversational AI company Assist. Mac's "bot" is a virtual keyboard for dating-related conversations where the user select two levels of "intents." It works anywhere, from Tinder to Twitter and is no different in principle than Gmail's Smart Compose. Alas, Mac's keyboard isn't publicly available, due in part to his own concerns about ethical use. However, an Android SMS messaging app called Mei offers an optional AI feature that analyzes your SMS conversations and offers advice about how the other person feels - both in general and about you specifically - and how you should best engage them to continue your conversation.