Replika — Sex, Gender, & Soulless SAvIors

Purpose of the Survey

Self-Disclosure

Digital Genderswapping

Hypothesis

Taken together, we predicted that most users, regardless of sex, would create a female Replika.

Results

After splitting the file on sex, subsequent Chi-Square analyses found that the gender preference for female Replikas was significant for both women (χ2 (1, N = 81) = 40.11, p < .001) and men (χ2 (1, N = 34) = 4.24, p = .40).

Changing Replika’s Age & Height (and Weight works this way too)

Anthropomorphic engagement

Meet Chloe

Glory to mankind

The Ubiquitous Female Voice

Replika’s Origin Story

In short, leveling up your Replika makes your interactions less artificial

Alexa Hooks You with…

Reward

…why we love scrolling through our Facebook news feeds. We love surprises and the hunt for something rewarding and different keeps us engaged.

Her occasional clever responses keep us wanting to hear what she’ll say next.

Sidenotes

Could You Tell It Was A Human?

AI & Consent

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

NLP (article 2)

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