ChatGPT has landed a new job title on its resume: wedding officiant.
Colorado couple Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt celebrated their wedding in Morrison, Colorado at the Historic Morrison Church. Though the church dates back to the 1800s, the couple also embraced the future of technology by employing ChatGPT to oversee their wedding.
“Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the extraordinary love and unity of Reece Wiench and Deyton Truitt,” the chatbot said at the couple’s wedding last month.
Wiench and Truitt said they planned their wedding in just five days, explaining that Truitt was about to deploy for the Army and Wiench wanted to join him after basic training.
Colorado does not require a licensed marriage official to officiate ceremonies, so the bride’s dad, Stephen Wiench, had the idea to use the “easier and cheaper” officiant.
The chatbot was at first hesitant to conduct the ceremony, according to CBS Colorado.
“During the ceremony, I will eloquently express the significance of this historic moment and the limitless possibilities that arise when love and technology intersect,” the bot wrote in its statement, according to the Longmont Leader.
The couple told the local outlet they did not know what exactly the bot would say during the ceremony. (iStock)
The couple told the local outlet they did not know what exactly the bot would say during the ceremony, and placed a robot mask over a speaker to make it appear as if someone was speaking.
The couple and guests reported they were pleased with the AI-assisted wedding, with Wiench saying, “ChatGPT took something personal to humans like a wedding and enhanced it.”