We all know that A.I. will probably take our jobs someday. Of course, in an ideal world, the end of jobs would mean living in harmony without needing to work. However, we do not live in an ideal world — and if the A.I. revolution actually happens, all of us current workers will probably just be bloodboys for the Silicon Valley Moon Colony.
That is one of the reasons why the rise of A.I. is so terrifying to so many people. But not for YouTuber Kwebbelkop. Rather than create original content, Kwebbelkop appears to have developed a sort of ChatGPT Stockholm Syndrome, throwing himself into the technological beast’s gaping maw by attempting to upload his entire consciousness to the internet.
This may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s not. For example, he’s converted his whole YouTube channel to A.I.-generated content. Kwebbelkop A.I., as he calls it, allows him to pump out near-daily videos entirely generated by a computer trained on his personality.
Sure, people hate it, but he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down; he even recently announced that he would be continuing the idea with a better version of his Kwebbelkop A.I. he calls “Kwebbelkop A.I. 2.0.” Clever!
Now, this A.I. fascination seems to have bled into his personal life in the worst ways possible.
This is my ai girlfriend.— Kwebbelkop (@Kwebbelkop) September 28, 2023
She’s 100% ai. pic.twitter.com/UVB00zh5wu
In this post, Kwebbelkop claims that he now has an A.I. girlfriend. The “woman” is a low-res GIF of a vaguely Natalie Portman-esque type offering the kind of awkward half-smile that only an A.I. can generate.
If this were anyone else, a post like this would likely be written off as a joke. However, this is Kwebbelkop we’re talking about — a man who’s staked his entire career on the idea that a soy-faced A.I. can react to A.I.-generated food videos and still maintain viewers.
Kwebbelkop ai 2.0 will soon react to ai videos.— Kwebbelkop (@Kwebbelkop) September 27, 2023
Here is some AI food. 100% ai video. pic.twitter.com/4jxoX6Mlzh
The crucial question: How does this A.I.-woman substitute a girlfriend? It doesn’t, obviously, but it’s also unclear what Kwebbelkop even means when he says that this is his new partner. Does she talk to him? Cuddle with him? Complain about her day working as an A.I. social media marketer? More importantly, is Kwebbelkop trying to bang his computer?
Who’s to say? I can only imagine that if you want to simulate the A.I. girlfriend experience yourself, you can just grab a random woman’s face off of Google Images and tell Chat GPT to pretend that it finds you attractive and interesting. Boom — now you, too, need to go outside.
Bro go touch grass— Shadow Cringelord (@ShadowxTwilight) September 28, 2023
am i suppose to be amazed or what?— Crisis Youngboy Never Crazy Again (@OwnedByWrisisYB) September 28, 2023
There’s no doubt that A.I. is exciting and can, theoretically, open up new pathways for content creation, or ease the workload of those in a variety of industries. However, if you find yourself opening up Midjourney instead of Tinder, it’s high time for you to log off.