The choice to move further away from an ‘act-based’ criminal law system towards a more ‘intention-based’ criminal legal system in order to combat webcam sex tourism is of a fundamental nature and would require careful ethical and political deliberation”.The second concern, covering procedural law questions in situations where use of Sweetie is possible, is addressed by examining the legitimacy of the application of Sweetie for investigative purposes.The follow-up, Sweetie 2.0, due to be introduced later this year, is an artificial intelligence (a “chatbot”) specifically designed for the task and far more scalable as it can be deployed in multiple instances simultaneously.The use of an artificial intelligence like Sweetie does raise serious legal questions and an intrinsic part of the Sweetie 2.0 project is an examination of the issues around the use of the “chatbot” from a legal perspective. commissioned a report by legal experts of the law departments of Leiden and Tilburg Universities, The Netherlands, to this end.The information gathered from public sources during that initial foray was handed over to the authorities who subsequently followed up on some of it and launched investigations leading to arrests in a number of countries.However, the Sweetie 1.0 project was limited in scale because it was operated by humans.
The other 20% “usually happens when the customer has a specific question, such as, ‘I am about to book this hotel, but I fly in early. '” Fazal writes in an email to “A bot is a great way to start,” Fazal said at F8.In summary, the report looked at two major concerns; The research was carried out over 19 jurisdictions, involving legal experts from those countries selected.As far as the first concern goes the findings of the report indicate that although most of the jurisdictions examined do criminalise webcam sex with minors in one form or another, the same cannot be said for webcam sex with a person such as Sweetie.implies that the Sweetie 2.0 project may have to limit its operation to common law countries such as the UK, US, Australia and Canada in order to remain within the law as its future use in the Netherlands may be construed as illegal.
Terre des Hommes was the first NGO to actively tackle webcam child sex tourism when it deployed the avatar known as ‘Sweetie’ to impersonate a 10 year- old Filipino girl in public chatrooms and forums online in 2013.
It is in these latter countries that Sweetie 2.0 can be employed as an investigative tool.