Since when did Netflix become gendered, let alone “girly”? “I'd say you're like a solid 8...well, at least your body.” “How come women can't seem to take a joke? But the remarks didn’t nag me the way they usually do.Actually, they triggered both laughter and anger, and maybe it was because this time they didn’t come from a person. Its name is d.bot, a web application that simulates conversations women might have with men in online and offline situations.
is like Smarter Child of the AOL Instant Messenger days, except he responds to you with pickup lines, back-handed compliments, sexual advances and the repertoire of an unaware misogynist.
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.
Why would you want to simulate a conversation with a robot when you already know what it’s like IRL?
Chin said that part of it is validation — knowing that is emblematic of a larger problem many people encounter.