AI will fuel disturbing 'build-a-child' industry

AI’s latest product — Remini — allows users to upload photos of themselves and their partner to generate images of what their future child could look like. There are two sides to this:

  1. The app lets people envision themselves as parents — potentially encouraging people to pursue, rather than delay, parenthood. As one woman said, “I can actually see myself being [pregnant] at some point.”
  2. On the other hand, new technologies introduce a host of temptations and abuses. As reproductive technology advances, doctors could turn AI-generated images of children into reality.

This raises the critical question: What is the purpose of having a child?

With AI, the “build-a-child” industry can create a boutique experience where doctors show parents lifelike images of potential children.

  • Using in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility clinics can create and test embryos to find a parent’s “ideal” child. Seventy-five percent of IVF clinics in the U.S. offer genetic testing.

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