This virtual 10-year-old-girl just outed 1,000 sexual predators
While I’m impressed by this artificial intelligence technology, its shocking how many sexual predators there are out there who target unsuspecting children. Make no mistake, I’m glad they created this thing, despite what it reveals about how depraved people can be. Maybe law enforcement here in the US could use similar software to catch child predators here.
A Dutch organization called Terre des Hommes has identified some 1,000 alleged child-sex predators by luring them in with a computer-animated prepubescent Philippine girl on Internet chat rooms. The online victimization of children, it would appear, is far worse than imagined.
The virtual girl, named Sweetie, was created by TDH Netherlands to notify the public — and police organizations — about how frequently children in developing countries are being victimized online.