So, how does Toloka fit into all this personality-driven bot business? Tolokers were the ones who actually engaged in small talk with the conversational agents and rated every response. Each toloker and each chatbot got a personality profile that they had to maintain throughout the dialog. Pretending to be their assigned persona, they had to tell each other about themselves and try to find out more about their peer. Neither saw the other one’s profile.
Since all the chatbots at the event were English-speaking, the task was available only to users who had passed the English proficiency test. The dialogs couldn’t be held in Toloka and instead took place in Telegram messenger.