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Colin Baker: The dawn of the chatbot is upon us

3rd July, 2016
Chatbots are becoming more popular and more advanced

Humans, I feel, have a universal hatred of parking tickets. Maybe that’s why British teenager Joshua Browder’s “Do Not Pay” chatbot has been tasked more than 300,000 times in London and New York to aid in the “pushing back” of parking tickets.

The “chatbot” is a pre-programmed online application that can understand plain English questions and come up with relevant and appropriate responses based on its own wealth...

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