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You can talk to it about Italian food and it will interject about lasagna. ”We’ll be using erotic writers to help us program the language, so we’re actually going to work with people who do this for a living, as it were. Basically, we will give them a really good grounding, and then the chatbot learns.
That way we can give the chatbot a good understanding of the vocabulary and the… Once they have a vocabulary, once they have a basic brain, they grow themselves. We also work with some people who do [sex] chat lines; we’re going to pick their brains, too. Levy and Andrew want to use cutting-edge science and technology to make machines capable of producing one of the most predictable and stereotypical linguistic registers in existence—so clichéd that its human users often sound like bots themselves.
You might think this issue would also deter men from having sex with robots: you can’t have a human relationship with a non-human entity. Studies of people who work with robots in other contexts have found a strong tendency to anthropomorphize them, projecting personality traits and feelings onto them which, outside fiction, they do not have.
Women (and men) who work the fantasy lines are like human fembots, performing a version of femininity that callers will pay to spend time with. The researcher Chrystie Myketiak has analysed cybersex encounters between peers in a virtual environment which those who study it refer to as ‘Walford’.She found their performances traded heavily on stereotypes about women’s language.Like speaking in a lilting, breathy voice, ‘using lots of adjectives’ when describing yourself, and dropping in plenty of elaborate rather than basic colour-terms (your imaginary underwear wouldn’t be ‘pink’ or ‘black’, it would be ‘peach’ or ‘charcoal’). It turned out that the website was basically running a scam. Or: ‘I’m sexy, discreet, and always up for kinky chat. What tipped him off wasn’t, however, the bots’ clunkily-scripted lines.