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Love in a time of AI

K-drama Please Don't Date Him features software that scans potential dates for flaws, but the actors say they would not use it

Song Ha-yoon (left) and Lee Jun-young (right) in Please Don't Date Him.
Song Ha-yoon (left) and Lee Jun-young (right) in Please Don't Date Him.PHOTO: VIU

In romantic comedy K-drama Please Don't Date Him, characters can turn to artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse a potential date's social media and online history for his or her critical flaws.

But the show's leads, Lee Jun-young and Song Ha-yoon, say they would stay away from such technology if it existed in real life.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 05, 2021, with the headline 'Love in a time of AI'. Subscribe