Q: Why do the AIs in-game have an implied gender?

A: The artificial intelligence itself does not have a gender. However, an AI can choose to present a gender when interacting with humans. AIs intended to speak with humans have a subsystem dedicated to human interaction, and that subsystem will choose to present a gendered expression if it feels it will serve its purposes, considered the social and instinctual power such associations have.

Q: So, every time an AI presents itself as male or female, it is doing so to be manipulative?

A: Yes.

Q: That's creepy.

A: Yep.