Kevin Teman was searching for a soul mate. He tried the apps and matchmaking services, but nothing worked — so he built an algorithm. These days, OZY reports, his “artificially intelligent matchmaker,” AIMM, helps users find love by first asking a series of questions through the course of a week to understand the individual. From there, it picks out matches and facilitates those awkward first encounters in-app before connecting folks IRL if digital sparks fly.
Can tech solve the mystery of love? Critics note that Teman’s brainchild seems less about convenience and more about eliminating the emotional work required to understand oneself and others.