17 Feb '17, 7am

The creator of the Singapore Bus Uncle chatbot (computational linguistics and Singlish):

The creator of the Singapore Bus Uncle chatbot (computational linguistics and Singlish):

In early October 2016, I had built a bot that accepted a bus stop code and service number, and told you how long you had to wait in minutes. A typical conversation went like Bot: Where are you? Me: 60121 Bot: Which bus? Me: 65 Bot: 3 mins Ok cool. I had a working prototype of exactly what I wanted. Now it was time to give my bot a name. Some names I considered were Bus Bot and Singapore Chat Bus, but as a creative who loves music and animation, I cringed at both these names. After several conversations with my bot, it dawned on me that I was talking to someone else on Facebook Messenger. I pondered on the idea of giving this bot had a human personality. How fun! Which human being would like to tell me my bus arrival time in Singapore? I scavenged my past experiences with buses, and was instantly reminded of grumpy and kiasu bus captains. Singaporeans call them bus uncles a...

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