You also agree to terms and conditions and privacy statements.A chatbot is an artificial person, animal or other creature which holds conversations with humans. Besides, for the most part, these applications are not free, though most have a “demo” version.Is this starting to sound uncomfortably like entrapment? John Carr, a UK government adviser on child protection, told the BBC that overburdened police could be aided by the technology, but the software could well cross the line and entice people to do things they otherwise might not: The BBC reports that Negobot has been field-tested on Google chat and could be translated into other languages.

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Negobot keeps track of its conversations with all users, both for future references and to keep a record that could be sent to the authorities if, in fact, the subject is determined to be a paedophile. The bot gives off only brief, trivial information, including name, age, gender and hometown.

If the subject wants to keep talking, the bot may talk about favorite films, music, drugs, or family issues, but it doesn’t get explicit until sex comes into the conversation.

They also, of course, are human, and therefore remember content from previous conversations they’ve had with people.

Building on that kind of information, a new chat bot will serve as a virtual Lolita, posing as a 14-year-old schoolgirl, with the aim of lulling paedophiles into thinking they’re human and thus making it easier for law enforcement to intercept them in chat rooms.Still, it sounds like a promising start to address the alarming rate of child sexual abuse on the internet.Hopefully, the researchers will keep it reined in so as to avoid entrapment – a morally questionable road that could, as Carr pointed out, ruin the chances for prosecutorial success. Are you comfortable with the premise, or does the chances of entrapment sour the concept for you? Follow @Lisa Vaas Follow @Naked Security I've been writing about technology, careers, science and health since 1995.Chatbot, when it plays its role as a virtual representative of an enterprise, is widely used by businesses outside of the US, primarily in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia. There are several AIML interpreters, for example PHP AIML interpreter (Program O), Python AIML Interpreter (Py AIML), and Java AIML Interpreter (Chatterbean).Additionally, the usage of this term is quite popular amongst amateur AI enthusiasts willing to spend vast amounts of time on their own intelligent creations (with diverse outcomes). If you do not know how to start creating your chatbot, you can also use a list of AIML pattern/response templates used in ALICE Annotated AIML set, and incorporate it into your chatbot.Chat bot is used by technical people who consider the word ‘bot’ as a normal term for ‘robotised actions’, and for them ‘chat bot’ is a special kind of bot. won many honors and awards in various NLP contests, such as Loebner prize, The Chatterbox challenge, and BCS Machine Intelligence Competition. Additionally, any sort of “fancy” features, such as Text To Speech, or an animated avatar, would have to be created and integrated into your chatbot’s page, and certain features, such as voice recognition, are either unavailable, or are severely limited.