- Carbon Bot is a free tool to help in buying UN-certified carbon offsets to travellers
- A traveller can send a message to Carbon Bot on Facebook asking for help to find carbon offsets for their flights
Rasa Technologies has made Carbon Bot open source. Carbon Bot is an interactive assistant deployed on Facebook Messenger which was designed to help climate-conscious individuals planning to travel during the holiday season.
Dr. Alan Nichol, co-founder & CTO of Rasa Technologies, Inc said, “More and more people are conscious of the carbon emissions caused by flying. By making consumers aware of the tons of carbon they are emitting with each flight, we hope they consider alternative travel methods and buying carbon offsets. We have open sourced the assistant and the data used to train the algorithms, so that others can extend and enhance Carbon Bot for other use cases.”
Send a message to Carbon Bot on Facebook
A traveller can send a message to Carbon Bot on Facebook asking for help to find carbon offsets for their flights. Carbon Bot will ask questions specific to the traveller. It will also suggest projects to donate to in exchange for UN-certified carbon offset credits. The bot can also help travellers with past and future pasts as well to determine their carbon footprint and and lead them to a site where they can buy offset credits.