People are reporting crimes to this chatbot — but it’s not a police officer

As AI and machine learning take steps further, the consequences of bots trying to act human are unpredictable.

For Sequel, a platform trying to create personas, one unforeseen reaction is that Detective Kees Larsen, part of the Probable Cause bot, is starting to get actual crime tips from users. The bot, which debuted in April alongside the Facebook Messenger bot platform, talks with people as they tackle a murder mystery. Read more

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