What, I wonder, is the deal with all these girl bots and the penchant of young male botmasters for lewd conversation? If we assume that the answer is yes, the next question would be: why?
The most well known chatbots have generally been given a female persona. Do nerdy guys lack the gumption to engage a real flesh and blood young woman in conversation? Is it really more satisfying to talk to a chatbot that’s restricted to a handful of vapid phrases than to interact with another human being?
As I noted last year, the Chatbots4u platform seems to be aimed at a younger, international crowd.
At the time, the most popular chatbots were clones of teen idols like Justin Bieber. Neither of those chatter bot instantiations were sexpots, in terms of their conversational databases. Cortana is based on the Halo video game character, who clearly.
They don’t speak in the same nuanced way that a real girl would.