WhatsApp has announced a chatbot for teenage girls in association with the non-profit organization Girl Effect. The name of this artificial intelligence (AI) based chatbot is ‘Bol Behen’. With the help of this chatbot, girls will be able to get advice about their health. The chatbot is designed to guide girls about their reproductive health, sexuality, and relationships. Apart from English and Hindi, with this chatbot, ‘Hinglish’ can also be spoken.
How to talk to ‘Bol Behen’ chatbot
The user has to send ‘Hi’ to the number on WhatsApp or by going to its profile on the web. After this, the chatbot can be talked to. WhatsApp has said that the new chatbot targets teenage girls and young women living in the country’s Hindi belt, who typically use smartphones with limited internet bandwidth.
It is estimated that this chatbot will reach millions of girls across the country so that they can know about their health concerns and concerns. Girl Effect first launched the Bol Behen chatbot on Facebook Messenger in the year 2020. There it had about one lakh conversations and it got 16 lakh messages. This chatbot is inspired by the chatbot named ‘Big Sis’ being used in South Africa.
Kanishk Kabirraj, Country Lead, Girl Effect, India, said, “The technology of WhatsApp allows us to build a connection between girls and the health services they need. He said that this will help us in providing more comfortable and personal health services in the future. Appointments can be booked for girls. Reminders can be sent and their feedback regarding Bol Behen can also be taken.
Girl Effect works in Africa and Asia. It communicates information to girls and women through chatbots, chat shows, and TV dramas. Girls are given information about their bodies and health. Girls will benefit from the integration of this chatbot with WhatsApp and they will be able to get counseling about their health.