Almost half of dating app users rely on artificial intelligence to find love for themselves; however, the researchers note the risks of privacy.
Almost half of dating app users rely on artificial intelligence to match someone, according to a new study by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. But this trust can also compromise users. Kaspersky also warns that many dating apps have huge privacy risks.
To investigate the impact of technology on relationships, Kaspersky surveyed 18,000 people who used the dating app. Forty-four percent of respondents said they would trust the pairing of artificial intelligence, and 64 percent said algorithmic recommendations corresponded exactly to their preferences.
More than half (54 per cent) of those surveyed said dating apps make the process much easier.
However, this trust may cause some problems. Kaspersky also noted that dating apps disclose a lot of personal information about users, and in some cases can leave people vulnerable.
“Despite the benefits and possibilities of recommendation services, you always need to be vigilant and remember that we can’t be sure who’s on the other side of the screen,” said David Jacoby, a security researcher at Kaspersky.