Female Virtual Characters - Eva Domínguez

23.11.06

Female Virtual Characters
The library of Hamburg online has a digital character, Stella, who assists visitors in their search of content and knowledge. The Hamburg Public Libraries have also a female chatbot, Ina, who has the same dutie.

The help of Stella has increased the usage of journals and databases, according to a recent presentation during the Canadian Access Conference 2006.

Along with Ms. Dewey (Microsoft) and Ana (Ikea) and old examples no longer available like Ananova, we can say that female chatbot are more used than male ones.

EVA DOMÍNGUEZ
Barcelona, Spain