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Dating site Match has turned to artificial intelligence to help the British public with their dating lives – a chat bot in Facebook Messenger.

Chatbots are typically used in dialog systems for various practical purposes including customer service or information acquisition.

Some chatterbots use sophisticated natural language processing systems, but many simpler systems scan for keywords within the input, then pull a reply with the most matching keywords, or the most similar wording pattern, from a database.

It can analyse up to 50 categories of criteria and looks through people’s Facebook profiles to help maximise their profile’s success with potential suitors.

The bot launched in France last year and following the UK launch it will be rolled out across the rest of Europe.

The underlying aim is to make the process of finding a date much more convenient by allowing users to start a conversation with the virtual dating assistant at any time.

‘Lara’ will ask the user personal details including their age, location and sexual preference, before inviting them to set up a account.

How steamy the chat gets depends on which fruit you've matched with.