Online sex messging
“There aren’t enough detectives in the world to match the size of this market,” says Roe-Sepowitz.
Don’t expect the Microsoft tools to make a huge dent in demand overnight.
We had many requests for the same-sex equivalents of last post’s charts, and we’d like to take a moment to discuss those.
We didn’t include them in the original because they would’ve doubled the data we presented, which in our opinion would’ve made for an overwhelming number of charts and figures.
A new bot built by Microsoft employees in their spare time is designed to do exactly the opposite.
In any event, here they are in detail: Remarkably, the women-contacting-women curve in the upper left is close in shape to the men-contacting-women one in the upper right.
And the two charts in the lower row, showing men-to-men and women-to-men, respectively, also share a similar curve.
Microsoft employees built the bot in a philanthropic initiative called Project Intercept, in collaboration with nonprofits that hope it can reduce demand for sex workers, and the incentives for criminals to coerce people into the sex trade.
The technology is not a product of Microsoft itself.Last summer, the volunteers began thinking about bots, after Microsoft launched a bot-building toolkit aimed at automating customer service.