They're the kind that don't seem offensive on the surface, so d.bot’s messages range from innocuous to extreme.
The creators’ hope is that people can engage with long enough to bridge the gap between the two.
, which discusses male-dominating behavior, was a constant point of reference during d.bot’s development.
(Collinsworth said is definitely a bit of a mansplainer). For her, comments from men not only tread gender issues but also incorporate race. ” and “I dated someone who kind of looks like you.” You can also submit your own examples of what guys have said to you.
The chatbot is connected to a database with more than 100 responses.Because of that, people are forced to come up with something generic to say in their first few exchanges, which leads to d.bot-like behavior.I and other women I enlisted tried out to see what exactly this fake dude was all about.That message addresses the landscape of interactions between men and women, particularly the way men speak to women.For women who experience these conversations, might seem unnecessary.I found myself yelling at my screen, enraged and laughing at how ridiculous and I spoke to a 23-year-old marketing manager in San Francisco who responded to like she normally would.