Microsoft has not had a huge amount of success preventing their chatbots from being corrupted, which may or may not explain why their new bot is deed from scratch to offer sexual services.
Part of Project Intercept, the bot converses via text message with clients drawn in by online for sexual services, on topics such as age, body, fetish services, and pricing and once it gets them to admit to an intent to purchase sex delivers a stern warning about the damage this can cause to others. Details of this incident will be reviewed further and you may be contacted by law enforcement for questioning.
The bot was created as part of a philanthropic initiative whose lead partner is Seattle Against Slavery, and the aim is to reduce demand for sex workers, and the incentives for criminals to coerce people into the sex trade. Seattle Against Sexy robot chat is working with counterparts in 21 other U. Research in Phoenix has shown that on average a single online sex ad attracts 63 potential buyers.
The bot was created by the same Microsoft team as those who created PhotoDNA, which automatically detects and reports images of child exploitation, and which is now used by more than 70 companies and organizations, including Facebook and Twitter, and is deed to help NGOs scale their existing efforts beyond what actual human staff can accomplish. So far, the chatbot has exchanged 14, messages with nearly 1, people who responded to the planted.
In about half those cases it heard enough to deliver a warning message. It is not known how effective the technique will be in the long run, with research in Phoenix showing that when detectives in Phoenix used fake to surprise people looking to buy sex, nearly half of callers who were contacted by a cop later called another spoof ad.
The new tools will, however, allow groups to test different messages and approaches at large sexy robot chat, and gauge which are most effective.