Tinder may use AI to find your dream partner

Sean Rad mad the comments earlier this week

Tinder was first launched back in 2012 and has since led to 8 billion matches. While the app is now well established, founder Sean Rad is not yet done with the technological development. 

Speaking at Start-Up Grind earlier this week, Mr Rad gave some insight into the future of the company and how it may embrace artificial intelligence.  

“I think this might sound crazy,” Mr Rad said on Tuesday at tech conference Start-Up Grind. "In five years time, Tinder might be so good, you might be like “Hey Siri, what’s happening tonight?’ 

“And Tinder might pop up and say 'There’s someone down the street you might be attracted to. She’s also attracted to you. She’s free tomorrow night. We know you both like the same band, and it’s playing - would you like us to buy you tickets?’… and you have a match. It’s a little scary." 

Augmented reality

Expanding further on his vision for the future, Rad described a scenario whereby Tinder uses AR that sounds rather like a cross between Black Mirror and Pokemon Go. Rad proposed that Tinder may use AR to let users know who is single or taken when walking into a room.

"You can imagine how, with augmented reality, that experience could happen in the room, in real time," Rad said. "The impact is profound as these devices get closer to your senses, to your eyes, to your experiences."