You can find "her" within fake messages placed alongside real on websites popular with those looking to buy sex. Naive and innocent, the bot will tell you she is nervous and check that her age is "cool with you". If you say yes, that's when it's revealed: you've been talking to a chatbot, and buying sex is a crime that harms women the world over.
It's a message deed to shock the recipient into reconsidering their actions, says Robert Beiser from Seattle Against Slavery. Men no longer need to go to the dangerous and unpredictable red light district. Instead, these digital kerb crawlers can buy women using a smartphone.
It's a safer system, but only for the men. I stayed in hotels for months wpmen a time, the same room. I remember having the TV playing just so there was noise. I remember sitting in there and thinking the whole world had forgotten about me. One of those websites was averaging 34, a month last year.
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But this approach is extremely resource-intensive, often requiring specialists to engage one-on-one with the "John". There's no way that law enforcement has the capacity to respond to that. We've never been able to do that. Any unusual behaviour, or nonsensical response, would tip off the target. It's the small touches that help here.
Replies texy instant. There is sloppy, bad English. It's by no means perfect, but during the bot's test phase earlier this year, 1, people interacted with the bot long enough to receive the deterrence message - a remarkable completion rate given the bot will ask for a selfie of the buyer as part of that conversation. As more people use the bot, the smarter it could potentially become.
The project has the backing of Microsoft, seattld of the tech firms leading the way on natural language research. The bot isn't being used to arrest buyers, but that could be one application in future, Mr Beiser says. On Aurora The second part of efforts here is about helping women get out of the life. To learn more about that, I visited Aurora Avenue.
To an unknowing eye, it's not immediately obvious what happens here. But as Amanda Hightower begins pointing things out, the telltale s are everywhere, such as the fast food restaurant that has pimps watching out onto the street keeping tabs on "their" women. The organisation's aim is to provide a safe and secure path for women looking to leave prostitution.
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Her work includes everything from giving women shoes and clothes, to driving to wlmen location in the dead of night to pick up a woman who has sneaked out while waahington pimp was not around. Seattle's red light district looks precisely how you imagine - liquor stores, cheap motels and run-down car dealerships. As we wander up a couple of blocks, we see two women walking together.
Ms Hightower asks us to point our cameras away so she can talk to them discreetly. The women listen, but only for a polite moment - they know speaking to Ms Hightower, an instantly recognisable figure with fire-red hair, could be dangerous.
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But online, the volume of is too overwhelming for an organisation like Rest to handle. And so, another piece of software has been developed, one that is able to spot known codewords and jargon used to evade pitifully dumb filters.
It's sed made it easier for us to reach more victims of trafficking than it was before. In the past year, 40 women in Seattle have gone to Rest after being reached by the tool.
A real solution Ms Srattle thinks the success of this technology could and should be replicated around the world, though she cautions that it's not enough to just contact women - there needs to be more investment in supporting them once they have left the life. The -scraping tool has been rolled out to 12 cities and so far identified 90, unique phone s for specialists to contact.
Advocates also back new legislation to clamp down on websites that facilitate the hosting of messages advertising the sale of sex. After a period of disagreement, and worries new laws might be too broad, the major technology companies have finally backed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act - known as Sesta.
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The site declined the BBC's request for comment. In the meantime, the work of Ms Hightower and others continues around the clock.
She says: "Just yesterday I had a young woman, who's living in our residential programme, come up to me and she's like 'Amanda! I have a car, I have a licence, I have insurance!