Pretty tame conclusions, but I'm glad they're still doing research into this. I'm actually really curious to see what kind of psychological effects show up (or don't) as graphics technology gets ever closer to perfect fidelity. Not in the moral panic or "we must legislate this" sense, but just to understand whether and how a technology is capable of damaging us. VR is right around the corner, and game developers are focusing constantly on immersion -- this makes me wonder whether a sufficiently advanced game could cause PTSD, or a similar condition. I suspect not now, and not soon, but it'll probably be an issue some day.
in the hope that it will in turn discourage similar behaviour towards real women
Cortana's programming might help solve the GIFT issue where otherwise normal people act like assholes when they are unable to see the people they are acting out at, but since humans behave differently when presented with a computer and with a live human, it will probably do very little for actual human interaction.
Say what you will about Kim Jong Un and the North Koreans, but their generals have the coolest headgear ever.
I would totally wear any one of those hats.
And now that I think about it, "Kim Jong Un & The North Koreans" would be a cool name for a thrash-punk band.
So you're a lazy douche of a husband who wants to pontificate to others about how to treat women? Gotcha.
Honey, is that you?
Established technology tends to persist in the face of new technology. -- G. Blaauw, one of the designers of System 360