A robotic “Jeremy Kyle” is set to hit our TV screens in a show that will use artificial intelligence to solve people’s real-life issues.
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Double Act Productions are hoping to fix family and relationship issues by getting the contestants to share their problems with a talking android – dubbed the robotic Jeremy Kyle – which will solve the problem using technology.
The casting producer Kieran McCarthy is allegedly already contacting celebrity agents across the country, asking for people to appear on the show. One agent said:
I wouldn’t mind representing the robot, as unlike human hosts it would hopefully be happy with any deal I could fix.
It sounds like it’ll be fascinating daytime TV. Jeremy Kyle needs to keep looking over his shoulder, as artificial intelligence could be the future.
Meanwhile, a producers’ note to agents said:
I wanted to share this exciting TV opportunity to see if there may be people within your group who may be interested.
We’re looking for great characters across the UK for a big new prime-time show on one of the main terrestrial channels.
We’re looking for stories where there is a dilemma or a couple, family or friends needing to make a big decision. This could be just about anything – big or small!
Are you worried about your partner’s health? Do you want to have plastic surgery but your partner is against it?
Do you want to get married or have a baby but your partner isn’t committing? Have you had a falling out with a family member and want to sort it?
We’re trialling a new technology that helps couples, family members or friends make key decisions by talking to a state-of-the-art robot! We’re looking for great characters to visit London for one day to see how this technology can help them in their situation.
It’s part of a high-profile artificial intelligence season on one of the nation’s most popular and respected channels.
It should be a unique experience for those involved and the filming will take place for a day in London in September.
If you have any big decisions to make around health, relationships, sex or family we want to hear from you!
It’s not clear which channel will be featuring the show, but one thing’s for sure – Jeremy Kyle has got stiff competition and it’s not an easy thing competing with artificial intelligence. It looks like the AI takeover is coming.
Then again, I don’t know if it’s possible for a robot to bring as much comedic value to a show as Jeremy Kyle does. The guy just doesn’t quit.