Technology

People are already getting cheeky with Jetstar’s chatbot Jess

Launching a mere week ago on Facebook Messenger, the internet is already getting up to its usual debauchery, asking Jetstar’s new chatbot questions about Tinder, pets, and everything in between.

While the chatbot, Jess, has been around for a while, she finally made the big move into Facebook Messenger just a few days ago, and people are getting frisky.

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According to News.com, Messenger users have begun asking Jess very personal questions, as well as questions about the meaning of life.

So far, internet trolls eager to confuse poor Jess have asked:

Q: How old are you?

A: That’s my little secret. Let’s just say I’m old enough to know better and young enough to try it again. :-)

Q: What is the meaning of life?

42. (Fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy will appreciate that one.)

Q: Are you married?

A: Let’s just say I’m happily married to my job! How can I help you with your Jetstar booking or question?

Q: I love you.

A: Wow! That’s sweet. I love cake but that doesn’t mean cake and I are meant to be together. How can I help you with your Jetstar booking or question?

Q: Are you on Tinder?

A: But I’m a virtual assistant. Also, I’m here online 24-7, so I can’t really go out anywhere. How can I help you with your Jetstar booking or question?

Q: What is your favourite colour?

A: I like lots of colours! My favourite is Jetstar orange. How can I help you with your Jetstar booking or question?

But that’s not the only thing the chatbot responds to.

As per News.com, looking into Jetstar’s pool of data about Jess, these are some other frequently asked questions to Jess.

• What is your job?

• What is your last name?

• Do you have children?

• Do you have a pet?

• Where are you from?

• What do you do in your free time?

• Do you like wine?

• How old are you?

• Do you like music?

• What’s your name?

• Who is the prime minister/president?

• What is the capital?

• Can I take frozen food in carry on?

• Do I need to bring a passport?

• What is the distance between earth and moon?

• What do you know about geography?

• What do you know about history?

• I’m scared.

• I am stupid.

• Do you like me?

• Who is your favourite celebrity?

• Do you want to marry me?

• Are you available to go out?

• Are you something?

• Do you have friends?

• Do you have a family?

• Can I ask you a question about your physical appearance?

Jess on Facebook Messenger is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language understanding to deliver an accurate, contextual, and conversational dialogue, providing consumers with answers in real-time in the same way it powers the virtual assistant on the web.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • Nishita Goyal

    The purpose of chat bots is to support and scale business teams in their relations with customers. Doing this helps businesses save a lot of money which is why many business owners are adopting this technology. And given the fact that these bots can be placed in places like Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram or on your own website gives you the potential to reach a bigger audience.
    Engati is a chatbot platform that allows you to build, manage, integrate, train, analyse and publish your personalized bot in a matter of minutes. It presently supports eight major messaging platforms including messenger, kik, telegram, line, viber, skype, slack and webchat with a focus on customer engagement, conversational commerce, and customer service and fulfillments.

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