As far as we know, Sweetie resulted in arrests in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Poland.
There was just one arrest purely on the basis of the chats with Sweetie.
In most cases, Sweetie was the trigger for a further search of the houses of the suspects and men were arrested on the grounds of possession of child pornography. Using chatbots, many more chat rooms can be monitored and more (potential) offenders can be deterred.
There is no complete overview of the arrests because it is not standard practice for the national police authorities to report back to the researchers.
According to Eugenia Kuyda, co-founder of the AI startup Luka, memorial bots are ‘the future.’ The CEO recently unveiled the ‘digital monument’ to her deceased friend Roman Mazurenko, feeding thousands of text messages to a neural network to create a Luka chatbot in his image Snippets of anonymous message threads shared with The Verge from friends, family, and strangers who have used the bot reveal conversations that are often indistinguishable from those of a human sender.
‘Legislation always lags behind new technology,' Leiden lawyer Bart Schermer explained.
Guijt explained: ‘Five years ago we saw that in brothels in the Philippines there were suddenly fewer children involved in prostitution.
At first it seemed to be a positive development, but we discovered that a lot of children were being forced into webcam sex, in many cases even from their own homes.
It’s a complex question that’s moved to the forefront of debate as emerging technologies make it increasingly possible to interact with artificially intelligent personalities, allowing people to see and talk to individuals who aren’t really there.
The CEO recently unveiled the ‘digital monument’ to her deceased friend Roman Mazurenko, The Verge reports, feeding thousands of text messages to a neural network to create a Luka chatbot in his image.