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Tinder could use AI to find you love

Dating app also looks towards augmented reality to set up matches with people in same room

Tinder users could soon be set up using artificial intelligence (AI), company founder Sean Rad says.

Speaking a technology start-up event, Rad said that in a few years, users could be helped in their search for love by Apple's AI-powered voice assistant Siri, reports the BBC.

He said: "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."

Along with an AI assistant, the dating app could also incorporate augmented reality features into its service, says the BBC.

Rad claims the technology, which overlays graphics on to the real world in real-time, could even reveal possible matches with people in the same room as the user. 

Currently, Tinder users are shown pictures of singletons looking for a match and either swipe right to find out more about that person, or left to reject them. 

The company claims around 1.4bn swipes are made every day, resulting in approximately 26 million daily matches.

Tinder is free to download from Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store, with in-app purchases including a rewind feature and the ability to find dates while abroad. 

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