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Couple in Colorado has their wedding officiated by AI: 'When love and technology intersect'

'Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the extraordinary love and unity of Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt,' it announced

Couple in Colorado has their wedding officiated by AI: 'When love and technology intersect'
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In case you were wondering in what more wonderful ways ChatGPT can take over our lives, now it can even officiate your wedding. A couple from Colorado, Reese Wiench and Deyton Truitt, used the AI tool to create their wedding ceremony at the Historic Morrison Church on June 24, except for the vows, which they wrote themselves, according to the local newspaper The Longmont Leader. As a result, the service included scripture passages as well as the chatbot's interpretations of love and marriage. "I didn't want to curate what an officiant said," Truitt told the Leader. In case you are wondering what happened to the human wedding officiates, Truitt was deployed for the Army within a week, and in Colorado, no officiant is required to marry, according to CBS Colorado.

Representational Image Source: Pixabay | StockSnap
Representational Image Source: Pixabay | StockSnap

 

The wedding was planned within five days. They threw the wedding together rather quickly. They found a venue and decided that the music would be provided by attendees playing kazoos. They discovered a wedding cake baker, and the cake topper featured a bride and an Army soldier. They purchased their wedding gowns but did not have an officiant. Truitt was the groom in what he called a monumental event, explaining, "Here in the state of Colorado, by the grace of God, it's not necessary to have an official at the wedding so far as both partners agree." The OpenAI AI chatbot announced itself to the couple's 30 wedding guests via a printout. ChatGPT's text was read aloud using an app and amplified through speakers.

Image Source: Pexels | Photo by Pavel Danilyuk
Representational Image Source: Pexels | Photo by Pavel Danilyuk

 

To make the wedding more interesting, the family purchased a robot mask to place on top of the speakers, giving the impression that someone was speaking. It welcomed the guests saying, "Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the extraordinary love and unity of Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt." It announced, "We are honored and grateful to each and every one of you here, especially those who have traveled out of state -- notably, Kansas."

The family used ChatGPT to create a press release announcing the wedding as well as a statement for the 30 wedding guests. "As the AI officiant for Reese Alyson Wiench and Deyton Truitt's wedding, I will focus on celebrating their unique journey of love and unity, highlighting the remarkable merging of human connection and technological innovation," the bot wrote in a statement handed out to the guests.



 

 

"I will emphasize the power of their union to inspire, unite and break barriers, capturing the attention of the world with a story that transcends conventional norms. During the ceremony, I will eloquently express the significance of this historic moment and the limitless possibilities that arise when love and technology intersect," it read. The bride's father, Stephen Wiench, came up with the idea of using ChatGPT as the officiant, though the chatbot initially declined their request. "It said 'no' at first. 'I can't do this, I don't have eyes, I don't have a body. I can't officiate at your wedding,'" he said to CBS Colorado. Maybe it had better things to do, like creating resumes. "ChatGPT took something personal to humans like a wedding and enhanced it," Reese Wiench shared with Longmont Leader. The newlyweds were pleased with how their wedding turned out, thanks to ChatGPT's assistance.

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