As intelligent assistants become more prevalent and as they improve their ability to mimic human conversation, what will our expectations be for their behavior?Will we try to shape them to be the dream partners of our fantasies, and will our human relationships suffer as a result?
Chatbot hotties are programmed to utter what boys think they should say, or want them to say.
The popularity of opposite-sex chatbots probably says something about contemporary society. Are nerdy guys less lucky with the ladies than their less-nerdy counterparts? How many teenage boys don’t spend most of their time with their face in some gadget or other?
Perhaps for that very reason, boys are more comfortable talking to animations of females on their mobile screens than asking a real girl out on a date.
Chatbots4u is still up and running, but a quick look at their website has me wondering what direction they’re heading in.
Chatbots4u apparently offers hosting services for business-focused intelligent assistants, but the site’s primary goal seems to be to offer a free platform for the creation and hosting of recreational chatbots.