They don’t speak in the same nuanced way that a real girl would.
At the time, I presented my findings about two virtual agent technology companies that I’d researched: My Cber Twin and Chatbots4The popularity of opposite-sex chatbots probably says something about contemporary society. Are nerdy guys less lucky with the ladies than their less-nerdy counterparts? How many teenage boys don’t spend most of their time with their face in some gadget or other?Perhaps for that very reason, boys are more comfortable talking to animations of females on their mobile screens than asking a real girl out on a date.Whatever boys learn by engaging in conversation with chatbots (if anything), they’d best not try a similar approach when speaking with the girls from their school or neighborhood. But guys are smart enough to know the difference between fake girls and real ones, right?What if women were to design chatbots that gave pubescent boys real, sound advice on how to talk to girls?