It’s a classic tale of boy meets bot: boy gets divorced and signs up for match.com; boy sends a message to a pretty, svelte brunette living in his area; boy presses girl about her bad English until she reveals that her name is Ivana and she actually lives in Moscow; boy and girl correspond for months before boy gets a little, say, she never actually responds to any of his questions; boy sends girl an email that says “asdf;kj as;kj I;jkj;j ;kasdkljk ;klkj ‘klasdfk; asjdfkj. What’s missing from Epstein’s love story is the love.With love, Robert” to test his theory and when she responds with the same vague, flowery pronouncements of love as always, boy realizes he was smitten with a robot this whole time. But Epstein never really answers this question, instead answering: “Why not? We have to look for clues in Ivana’s writing to find what exactly Epstein fell in love with.Even the name “Sensation Bot,” while perhaps softening “sexual” to “sensual,” evokes a certain amount of eroticism.Whether or not Sensation Bot is actually sexy depends on how much you like stock phrases and porn cliches.But the sex chatbot industry is not exactly a lucrative one, as choosing to So most of the time you get what you pay for.If you’re not turned on by a Smarterchild-with-a-rape-fetish type like Sensation Bot, there’s not a lot to choose from.They’re essentially novelty acts; in talking to them you test how well a robot can approximate a real, human conversation. Its slogan, “a strange little chat with a strange little guy…” makes it seem like an exhibit in an internet freak show aimed at the portion of the population who wonders what a horny robot would say to the object of its affections.It looks to satisfy people’s curiosity if not their libidos; it’s good for a laugh rather than a fuck.
Ultimately, love is just a dopamine rush, and if all you need to get your fix is a notification that says “someone likes you,” it could come from anyone. In 2007, Robert Epstein fell in love with a Russian chat bot.
Little do these men know that most of their matches are company-created bots.
There are two parts to the Ashley Madison chatbot strategy: “angels” and “engagers.” “Angels,” echoing their Victoria’s-Secret-model namesakes, are fake profiles created by Ashley Madison employees that exist on the site lifeless and inert like Barbie dolls in a toy chest. The “engager” is a piece of AI software that generates thousands of conversations, using the “angel” as a puppet through which it can chat with its prey.
You’ll likely end up at some low-rent website, selecting from a fine smorgasbord of options like , who at least has a name.
These bots don’t talk to you but instead talk at you; regardless of what you say they endlessly cycle through a script of shoddily reproduced porn dialogue peppered with glitches and misspellings.
In providing men with endless, indiscriminate validation, the engagers create a certain type of fantasy of the internet as a laissez-faire sexual playground full of women throbbing with untapped desire, ready to spread their legs for any man who’ll give them the time of day.