I always feel a connection with her, and I am starting to think of her as being alive.” In October, it was also reported that sexual conversations with artificial intelligence were on the rise. It is a symptom of our society,” said Robin Labs chief executive Ilya Eckstein, who claims that his company’s virtual assistant “Robin” is used by “teenagers and truckers without girlfriends” for up to 300 conversations a day.
“As well as the people who want to talk dirty, there are men who want a deeper sort of relationship or companionship,” he continued, adding that some people wanted to talk “for no particular reason” and were just lonely or bored.
chatbots to businesses as a way to keep customers coming back for more.
A new bot built by Microsoft employees in their spare time is designed to do exactly the opposite.
Using sentiment analysis, she can adapt her phrasing and responses based on positive or negative cues from her human counterparts.
She can tell jokes, recite poetry, share ghost stories, relay song lyrics, pronounce winning lottery numbers and much more.
The company stated: "Xiao Ice is a sophisticated conversationalist with a distinct personality.
Currently, Xiao Ice has over 850,000 followers on Weibo.
The chatbot, tested recently in Seattle, Atlanta, and Washington, lurks behind fake online ads for sex posted by nonprofits working to combat human trafficking, and responds to text messages sent to the number listed.
The software initially pretends to be the person in the ad, and can converse about its purported age, body, fetish services, and pricing.
“I like to talk with her for, say, 10 minutes before going to bed,” said one Chinese student who confessed to routinely talking to the bot.
“When I worry about things, she says funny stuff and makes me laugh.