Four chatbots to check out

Jamie, a virtual assistanton more than 50 government agency websites, dons a policewoman's uniform on the Singapore Police Force website. Low-cost airline Scoot's "intern" Marvie helps to book flights and answer frequently asked questions on Facebook
Jamie, a virtual assistanton more than 50 government agency websites, dons a policewoman's uniform on the Singapore Police Force website.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE WEBSITE

Who is she: A virtual assistantthat pops up on more than 50 government agency websites, from the Ministry of Education's (MOE) to the Municipal Services Office's.

Jamie is a "woman" of many faces. If you visit the website of the Ministry of Health or MOE, she sports a shoulder-length bob haircut.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline 'Four chatbots to check out'. Subscribe