Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Robots that Flirt

RobotWith a post on robots a few days ago, I felt it appropriate to post about robots that flirt now (and I thought hugging robots were bad). They have a new-fangled thing that frequents singles chat sites to gather information from suitors. They pretend to be a person looking for love and derive as much info from them as possible. The robots come in different profiles, from "romantic lover" to "sexual predator." They can respond to questions much like a real person can.
The artificial intelligence of CyberLover's automated chats is good enough that victims have a tough time distinguishing the "bot" from a real potential suitor, PC Tools said. The software can work quickly too, establishing up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, PC Tools said. It compiles a report on every person it meets complete with name, contact information, and photos.
This is a new level of robot creepiness.

1 comment:

  1. ok, jenn, you've reach a whole new level of creepy...thanks
    this is just wrong...wouldn't that suck if you were talking to someone on the internet and you thought they were really cool and fun...and then you find out you were chillin with a stinking robot. That would drop my self-esteem down a few points...