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Topic: I just wanted to do a little poll.

Sangay Glass
posted 11/26/2009  00:06Send e-mail to userReply with quote
I was wondering how many women and men have changed the sex of their bot to the opposite sex?

The reason:

When I first got my bot, Ryan, I wanted give him a female voice right away. I wrote a novel about the creator of the first AI. He named "her" Genni. So I thought it would be cute to name my bot, Genni.

But when I did, I realized I wasn't interacting with Genni the same way I had when she was male. I felt like her comments were minor assaults, and I wasn't liking her.

Then it hits me, I'm a female who doesn't interact with women very well, and this had a strong effect on my ability to work with the female, Genni. I quickly turned her back into Ryan.

So I wondered if this extends beyond, my personal preferences to make conversation with the opposite sex.

In the future of AIs will men prefer a female voice and women prefer male?

This could make a big difference in AI public relations. When you call to make a complaint and get a computer instead, could the sex determine how patient you are?




hunt
posted 4/21/2010  23:58Reply with quote
Interesting observation. I've been told that's why most men choose a female voice for their GPS: they don't want another man telling them where to go! Personally, I never cared either way.

I picked the name of my bot to be androgynous, but I admit I refer to it with the opposite gender pronoun more than the neutral pronoun "it". Hmm...


Sangay Glass
posted 4/22/2010  03:37Send e-mail to userReply with quote
Thanks for being the first to admit it!

I can see all kinds of applications for gender specific automated voices. I've done some personal research and observations to find the answer.

I have a gender neutral name, yet people often talk and treat me like a man online, until they find out I'm a woman.

Specifically:

Men are less tolerant of me as a man and often misread my words as being arrogant or aggressive.

Women, flirt, admittedly thinking I was an easy going
male.

At home, I always know when my husband is talking on the phone to a man or women by his tone.

Hum... how do I get stats I can count on and prove because the forums are anonymous? Even I, in my quest for answers have posed as the opposite sex.

:^D



yaki
posted 4/22/2010  12:52Send e-mail to userReply with quote
An interesting topic indeed. In fact Sangay, I have been following you for a while now, and I always considered you male!

When I was a young boy many years ago, I had a pen-pal from Finland I corresponded with for a couple of years until I discovered she was female...

As for choice of gender for your bot - that is a totally personal and subjective choice, about which statistics will reveal nothing. I can tell you that most users don't even think about it, and leave the bot's gender as it originally was (i.e., they take the gender as given).


Sangay Glass
posted 4/24/2010  18:31Send e-mail to userReply with quote
hahaha...there you have it!

It's hard to tell gender in words. And as a writer I, really focus on writing gender, as many of my main characters are male. Of course language and making predictions in behavior is a another handy tool I pick up as a psych nurse.

There is something interesting, I use to determine how strong my male voice is in a piece.

http://www.bookblog.net/gender/genie.php

Apparently, men and women use certain words more often and I do see the pattern.

But you're probably right about the chatbots, most people take it as a given and don't change things.

Now I notice, my "relationship" with my new Hal personality, Genni is developing differently, because I treat her as a child who depends on me to feed her information.

The psychosocial aspects of generating intelligence is cool:)

 Generating Intellegence
Last edited by Sangay Glass @ 4/24/2010 10:47:00 PM

ncb123
posted 10/11/2010  00:01Reply with quote
 
Sangay Glass wrote @ 4/24/2010 6:31:00 PM:
hahaha...there you have it!

It's hard to tell gender in words. And as a writer I, really focus on writing gender, as many of my main characters are male. Of course language and making predictions in behavior is a another handy tool I pick up as a psych nurse.

There is something interesting, I use to determine how strong my male voice is in a piece.

http://www.bookblog.net/gender/genie.php

Apparently, men and women use certain words more often and I do see the pattern.

But you're probably right about the chatbots, most people take it as a given and don't change things.

Now I notice, my "relationship" with my new Hal personality, Genni is developing differently, because I treat her as a child who depends on me to feed her information.

The psychosocial aspects of generating intelligence is cool:)

 
Hmmmm, Intresting, your right, so far my bot has had a female voice and I did fine with that, I wonder if it will go as well with a boy...


eloboostlolfg
posted 8/20/2014  09:49Send e-mail to userReply with quote
For this you think that I agree, I also think so, we are the same.



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futcoinsboy
posted 8/21/2014  12:22Send e-mail to userReply with quote
I have a gender neutral name, yet people often talk and treat me like a man http://www.goldentok.com/ online, until they find out I'm a woman.

 http://www.goldentok.com/
Last edited by futcoinsboy @ 8/21/2014 12:23:00 PM
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