See What Artificial Intelligence Can Do For You!

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Last Updated on January 5, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been making headlines recently. While most people either love or hate it, let’s take a step back and think of it as a tool for a second. I’m not saying we shouldn’t use caution when implementing AI into our everyday lives, especially because it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. We have yet to learn how powerful it can be, so regulation and monitoring the right way to use this megatech will be necessary moving forward. But let’s be real: AI is here to stay, and I’m actually all for it!

By nature, we humans don’t always love change. I hate it! There was so much pushback when we went from cassette tapes to CDs, from VHS to DVDs, and even from network TV to streaming. Then there was the switch to music streaming and downloading, which is the perfect example of a change we were resistant to but now can’t live without.

Change is hard, but the platforms I just mentioned leveled up so many everyday processes and provided services that would not have been affordable or accessible to many people otherwise. AI is set to do the same thing. Think about it: if you need therapy and can’t afford it, AI can help. If you always had an idea for an app but couldn’t afford to spend six figures developing it, bam! You’re a new tech coder or founder. Want to open a restaurant and need a business plan? Done. 

In keeping with the theme of our Thrissle girl gang, here’s my ultimate guide to getting the most out of AI in your daily life and taking your beauty, mental health, and dating game to the next level. It’s time to unleash a whole new side of yourself in what I’m calling Hot Tech Girl Summer!

Elevate Your Beauty Routine with AI

Content girls, I’m sure you’re all familiar with FaceTune already. And if you’re not, you have to download this app immediately. I didn’t even realize I was using AI before it was a thing. It’s great for editing the final product of any pictures or videos without paying retouchers or looking wildly overdone.

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If you’re looking for solutions to your IRL makeup routine, AI-powered virtual try-on tools like ModiFace and YouCam Makeup allow you to experiment with various makeup looks, hairstyles, and even nail art. Although I found these to be generic for now, they’ll catch up quickly, plus it’s fun scouring products that you usually wouldn’t find on your feed.

I’m a big fan of going to the website of whichever brand you’re into, and most have an app and try-on feature so you can create your flawless look virtually. Beauty brands have been teaming up with AI to offer a virtual experience rather than going to a store to try them on and purchase them for years. Instead of scrolling through images of models wearing different foundations and then guessing which shade matches your skin tone, you can virtually try on different shades in an app and purchase a product directly from the store.

Boost Your Mental Wellness with AI

Now let’s get our minds right. Prioritizing your mental well-being is just as important as enhancing your outer beauty. The whole healthcare industry is being transformed by machine learning and artificial intelligence, so why not cut the middle man and use it yourself for free?

When you need a listening ear, it usually takes thousands of dollars in therapy to get to the root of the problem. By the time you’ve gotten comfortable with your therapist, gone through your past, and introduced yourself, you’re a couple of sessions in without seeing immediate results. I’m a big believer in therapy; everyone should have regular sessions, even if they think they don’t need it. It can be a great check-in and guide to growth and leveling up your emotional intelligence to squeeze every last drop out of life. When you need a little mental health tune-up for a fraction of the cost of regular therapy, AI chatbots like Wysa are there for you.

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I tried several therapy apps, and Wysa was the best of the few I sampled. It was amazing how quickly it learned about me and kept track, even offering to check in at my preferred time each day to ensure I was doing well. It even drew on past conversations when interacting with me, making it feel super realistic and like I had a sounding board. It all felt very similar to what my IRL therapist gives me, except they are just pulling it out of you with real-life prompts and solutions. There are enough medical journals to draw upon for these responses to be the roadmap to any emotion you’re trying to move through or understand, and work on.

Master the Art of Dating with AI

Chatbots like Replika have become popular for providing people with emotional support and companionship, which is perfect for my fans, who always ask me how to get back out there after not dating for years. Some have severe anxiety and don’t know how to start chatting after so long. Confidence and witty banter are muscles like any other and must be exercised. You have to push yourself out of your comfort zone; that’s where the growth happens. The uncomfortable feeling is good if you can grin and bear it and just let it teach you. Having the aid of a program like Replika to test out some of your ideas on how to start a conversation and build from there is a real game changer. No judgment, and nothing can go wrong!

Once you’ve got your sea legs for chatting, it’s time to work on your dating profile. You can pop from the get-go with the help of AI Platforms like Love Genius, which will write you a killer dating profile to stand out from the side chicks. People are literally using AI to write wedding vows, so don’t feel bad for having a little help getting the right dating site bio covered. Please DO NOT write your wedding vows with it, though! Haha, I can’t believe I even had to say that.

All in all, this AI thing is early in its broader use for regular consumers like you and me and is moving at such a speed that new and improved platforms are coming out daily. So if you don’t like my suggestions, poke around for yourself. The reality is that big companies and software that we regularly use every day have been using AI for quite some time now, so I think we all deserve access to help live our best lives and use it as a tool alongside our own awesomeness because there is only one original you, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. We’re here for a good time, not a long time, so I’m thrilled to see a massive technological shift in my lifetime, and with all the spare time and advantage AI brings individuals, who knows what kind of come-up we’re about to have!

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