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'New generation of love': Dutch artist claims she is marrying an AI hologram that 'fulfills all her emotional needs'
Image via Euronews Culture/Alicia Framis/YouTube (screenshot)

'New generation of love': Dutch artist claims she is marrying an AI hologram that 'fulfills all her emotional needs'

An artist living in the Netherlands has claimed that she plans on marrying a hologram backed by artificial intelligence that fulfills all her emotional needs.

A Spanish-Dutch artist named Alicia Framis will allegedly marry an AI-driven hologram that she claimed is based on profile information from her previous romantic partners.

Framis said in a press release that she and her mate "AILex" will have a "unique ritual for the union between a human and an avatar." Guests will be served "molecular food that can be enjoyed by both humans and humanoid entities," Business Insider reported.

However, Framis is a performance artist who has also claimed to have previously had a relationship with a mannequin named Pierre.

Videos released by Framis that allegedly show interactions with a holographic avatar do not appear convincing, however, and simply do not appear similar to any type of artificial intelligence or holographic capability that is publicly available.

Images posted to the artist's website also appear similar to edited photos.

The alleged wedding represents a "new generation of love," according to Ramis' press announcement, which was released by a publicity team.

"Alicia Framis is the first woman to marry a hologram, an intelligent hologram that fulfills all her emotional needs," her website stated. "While we know that robots and humans will soon become sexual partners, Framis believes that the next important step is emotionally connecting humans with artificial intelligence. Holograms are closer to her emotions than robots."

Framis has described herself as "one of the most important artists in Europe" for her social involvement in "women and minority issues."

She has further labeled herself as an artist who comments on "outdated or uneven societal power structures and misgivings," through the use of performance art, design, architecture, and garments.

Many of her statements are rewordings of progressive phrasing, such as a claim that her art is a way of "reclaiming social spaces for the underprivileged, overseen, undervalued."

Other descriptions of her inspirations and artistic vision are largely unintelligible:

In Barcelona, Spain I encountered loneliness most likely to multiply in specific neighbourhoods where people from too diverse cultural backgrounds in the lower socio-economic rungs of society cohabitate as regulated by income bracket, losing the direct social links for support that once existed in a more culturally homogenous make-up of communities ... These systems, that with the clearest intentions design social care through intricately thought-out systematic logistics, oftentimes end up stripping the inherently needed solidarity from the process in streamlining it as a workable product to be delivered and administratively organized.

Framis noted in her press materials that AI companions could be beneficial to lonely people and explained that her hologram would fulfill all her needs.

"It's interesting how we can get a mortgage to buy a new car, and now we can have a mortgage to buy a new companion," she prophesied.

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Andrew Chapados

Andrew Chapados

Andrew Chapados is a writer focusing on sports, culture, entertainment, gaming, and U.S. politics. The podcaster and former radio-broadcaster also served in the Canadian Armed Forces, which he confirms actually does exist.

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