A professional woman discovers what it's like to be a little girl again. Originally published 2004-01.) Twenty-nine-year-old Julie Weston, President and CEO of Gummi Soft, the top-notch children's software company she founded seven years ago, looked nothing like the glamorous image she'd projected in last month's People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." Instead of the risque, fetching Versace gown slit down her navel, she wore faded and torn denim cutoffs and a cheap T-Shirt with a long-dead high-tech company's logo on it.
I’m not the only one to think this may not have been such a hot crime-fighting plan: It’s a terrible thing to have built.
Before anyone accuses me of being soft on pedophiles, let me state that I’ve interviewed many sex trafficking victims and learned more of the horrors perpetrated on them than I care to remember.
Spanking, corporal punishment, scholastic discipline, female correction and humiliations.
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My research led me to write a book about it and only strengthened my view that sexual violence is perhaps more pernicious than any other type of abuse. If Negobot tags a chatter as “possibly pedophile” and then that chatter tries to leave the conversation, Negobot then bumps its game mode to the next level and tries to “win” at any cost.
However, using brilliant AI software–especially one that uses game theory–to lure potential predators is wrong. Negobot’s 14-year-old personality becomes more suggestive, more like the fantasy that every pedophile has in their head–hence the Lolita reference in my headline. To me, however, the designed purpose of this thing is much less interesting than the baked-in news that somebody has build a sex-aware chatbot that’s not laughably bad.
If you’ve ever seen those horrible fake chat-window popups that dating and camgirl sites use to try and lure you into their “free” sites, you’ll understand why this is big news.
There are tons of better, legitimate, socially-useful ways in which a really good chat bot who can identify sexual innuendo and respond in kind could be put to use, making somebody quite a load of coin in the process.
If you think that’s unlikely, you haven’t spent much time in adult chat rooms!