I launched it to Product Hunt and it did pretty well. Thousands of people have since used it.
I used stock photos to add a human persona behind the text-only chat bot.
@KateKendall made a good point how most chat bots have female names:
Please stop branding artificial intelligence companies with female names. Especially the assistant-style ones.
— Kate Kendall (@KateKendall) July 17, 2015
Mine was a unisex name (Taylor), but the original persona behind it was still a female:
I listened and added two other personas:
New users of Taylor bot were randomized and were sent to one of the three personas.
— levels (@levelsio) August 24, 2015
Now, here it comes. Taylor has a feedback option:
It’s used to give feedback about how the bot is doing its job.
It usually goes fine:
The Asian female though:
I don’t want to be a white knight, but it’s hard as a guy to realize what women have to hear on a daily basis.
And, well….female chatbots too.
P.S. I'm writing a book on bootstrapping startups called MAKE, which you can pre-order now. And I'm now on Instagram and Twitter too if you'd like to follow more of my adventures. I don't use email so tweet me your questions.
My chatbot gets catcalled