ChatNannies is the work of Jim and Eleanor Wightman who simply want to help make
the internet a safer place.
Behind closed doors for many months, the main part of the service (which, ironically
is the least visible part) was built using the very latest Microsoft technologies.
Jim hopes to leave his office and see the sunlight again soon!
Late October, 2003, the NannieBot was born. The most technologically advanced
AI construct ever conceived and built. The NannieBot spawns and controls a large
number of virtual internet users, whose behaviour is indistinguishable from
humans interacting on the internet. The first AI construct to effortlessly pass
the 'Turing Test', after more than 13 hours of conversation the AI was still
undiscovered! This enables the construct to communicate with other chatroom
users without being uncovered as a 'bot'.
With the data the 'bots' collect they make 'field reports' on the ChatNannies
website, which along with those entered by 'human' users, form a picture of
which chatrooms are and aren't safe...which users to watch out for...unusual
behaviour...anything that might cause problems if gone unnoticed.
This combined with our Chatnannie volunteers of likemindedly concerned parents
and friends, gives all users the necessary tools to make the right decisions
about which chatrooms their children can use safely.
In addition to this, we include LiveNannie! for download, which controls chatroom/server
access from the child's PC.