Are Singaporeans being seduced by AI influencers?


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Dozens of AI influencers, such as Lu do Magalu with 6.9 million Instagram followers (left) and Miquela with 2.6 million (right), are reshaping the digital landscape. (PHOTO: IG/magazineluiza and IG/lilmiquela) Your heart’s aflutter. An Instagram influencer is staring into your eyes. While sipping on their teh tarik from the Hougang hawker centre, they smile coyly and whisper: “This is the best date I’ve ever been on”. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. The alarm goes off at the most inopportune of moments. And reality rushes in. You realise it was all a dream. You groggily reach for your phone, trying to...