But choosing the option to say 'I'm uncomfortable' doesn't always stop the bot from making advances. There's also concerns the bots can be accessed by minors.
The bots are a parody built to replicate a real life online dating experience, and Banana is "your average Tinder boy," according to Boost Juice.
But a teen education expert says the behaviour is "predatory" and "grooming". and it sends you a photo of your own profile picture, describing it as "the kind of lover I'm looking for."Then Banana gives you the options: "Love in Japan? "Here's a full interaction sent in by a Enlighten Education's Dannielle Miller said the bot took on a "predatory and creepy feel" and it's interaction was "grooming behaviour""You're chatting to someone online that you don't know and they keep pushing your boundaries and assuming this level of intimacy with you that they don't yet have," she said."That's exactly what it felt like." "I think it's really problematic that that kind of behaviour was normalised." She also said making light of bad online behavior sends the wrong message.
One of the first questions Boost Juice Banana asks is:"Hey.... "If you are a predatory guy online, you can just say but i'm just joking it's meant to be funny, why can't you take a joke?
She had struggled with whether she was doing the right thing by bringing him back this way. But ever since Mazurenko’s death, Kuyda had wanted one more chance to speak with him. “You have one of the most interesting puzzles in the world in your hands,” it said. orn in Belarus in 1981, Roman Mazurenko was the only child of Sergei, an engineer, and Victoria, a landscape architect.