While we continue to fear the evolution of AI, we can rest easy knowing that their pickup lines are as bad as ours.
Romance is a tricky thing. Finding that one person who is right for you, or at least right for you right now can be a challenge, what with the internet and all.
Victor Hugo once wrote, “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
Now, we have to leave the heavy lifting in the capable hands of AI.
We’ve come a long way, baby.
Using a neural net, a host of training data, and a language model produced by OpenAI called GPT-3, she used four variants that produced pickup lines based on a prompt article headline. The headline, titled “These are the top pickup lines of 2021! Amaze your crush and get results!” prompted the AI to create pickup lines it believed would be included in the article. The classic standards of “If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?”…these are not.
There was some gold.
“I love you. I don’t care if you’re a doggo in a trenchcoat.”
“I Love You, I Love You, I Love You To The confines of death and disease, the legions of earth rejoices. Woe be to the world!”
“Butterfly (Hop on one leg)”
“I will briefly summarise the plot of Back to the Future II for you.”
(The latter is a bit of a stretch, but if it was for Mission: Impossible, I’d be wooed on the spot, as that one’s bewildered me for the past 25 years.)
Some of the other gems included:
“I’m losing my voice from all the screaming your hotness is causing me to do.”
“You have the most beautiful fangs I’ve ever seen.”
“I have exactly 4 stickers. I need you to be the 5th.”
“You have a lovely face. Can I put it on an air freshener? I want to keep your smell close to me always.”
Which sounds about as sexy as mentioning what you last purchased at K-mart.
“Hey, beautiful. Can I tell you about the time I bought scorched almonds, a mountain bike, and a bible in the one convenient place?”
I’ve often found a good pick-up line is ‘Hello,’ but then again, I’m not much of a computer guy.