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Artificial intelligence trialled by Jersey's Government

The system, called Apptivism, allows people to give feedback though Facebook's Messenger service. Photo: PA Images

People in Jersey are being given the chance to share their views with the government through a new artificial intelligence chatbot.

The system, called Apptivism, allows people to give feedback though Facebook's Messenger service.

The five-day trial this week is part of a bigger plan to improve communication by the States of Jersey, supported by Digital Jersey.

We hope to reach over 5,000 people in the first live test of our new chat software. The results of the anonymous pilot will be presented to the States and if user feedback is positive, the software might become a regular feature of government public consultation.

– Alex Tupper, the co-founder of Apptivism

It works like a normal Messenger conversation, though you're actually communicating with an automated system which reacts to your answers in real time.

We are really happy to be supporting Apptivism in Jersey. The Island provides a dynamic environment to test new technology and to help residents' express their views.

– Tony Moretta, the CEO of Digital Jersey

To take part in the trial, click here.