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How we use your data for icebreakers powered by AI in the Bumble For Friends app

What is AI?

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, which is a type of technology that ‌can be trained to think and learn on its own. AI is like a computer that can learn from its mistakes and get better over time, much like humans. AI is used in so many places these days. You’ve probably used it in one way or another…

Some examples of how AI can help us in everyday life: 

  • Personal virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa help us with everyday tasks like setting reminders, suggesting recipes, or predicting the weather
  • Music streaming platforms, like Spotify or Apple Music can suggest playlists or artists based on your listening history
  • Online retailers can suggest products to us, based on the things we’ve bought previously
  • Using your face to unlock your phone

What information does AI pull from in Bumble For Friends?

AI only uses your public profile information, such as your life and interest badges, age, work, education, and city (e.g., London), to create relevant conversation starters. This is all the same information that other members using Bumble For Friends would see, too. 

Why are you using AI? 

We know from speaking with members like you that it can be tricky to know what to say to start a conversation with a new friend. So, we wanted to suggest some icebreakers to help you get chatting easier. To make them relevant, we need to make sure they’re personalized to you. That’s a lot of information and potential combinations of profiles that could connect. AI can handle this level of detail in a matter of seconds. Using AI to help us, allows us to spend more time focusing on some other great features that we hope will help you connect. And ultimately, the decision of what to say and how to phrase it is all yours.

Do you use a third party to generate the conversation starters? 

Yes, we are using OpenAI. 

Where can I find information on how Bumble For Friends uses my data?

Everything you need to know is included in our Privacy Policy.

What if I don’t want AI using my data? 

If you don’t want to use icebreaker prompts or allow other people to use them with you, please contact us here.