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.No scientific breakthrough, but lots of media noise …
But OK, just in case anyone doubts my humanity, here’s my answer to Eugene, together with his response: Me: Not that I’m the one being tested, but I’m a theoretical computer scientist. He’s under no delusions whatsoever about his fun and entertaining creation standing any chance against a serious interrogator.
He comments: “Conditions of the contest made it simpler …
Do people actually have that low an opinion of 13-year-old boys?
I mean, I knew when I was 13 that camels have four legs! The stork brought me – at least, most of parents in Ukraine tell this to their children…
didn’t necessarily pass the Turing Test, since I didn’t care about playing into Eugene’s script, and therefore repeatedly ignored his questions about my job.
Well, Turing didn’t say anything in his paper about the interrogator a robot as quickly as possible, not how to distinguish yourself from one. I’ve learned through mutual acquaintances that Vladimir Veselov, one of the creators of “Eugene,” has an excellent attitude about all of this.
) who uncritically repeated Warwick’s pronouncements. Incidentally, I strongly encourage people to read Stuart Shieber’s classic paper, Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test (about Shieber’s experiences with the Loebner Prize competition).
This is the paper where Shieber introduces the pogo-stick analogy, and where he crisply explains why AI researchers don’t currently focus their energies on chatbot competitions.
Then keep this list of acronyms handy (or print it off and post it by your computer for future reference) and you'll understand internet-related dating lingo in no time.
A Asian AKA Also Known As Avatar small picture used to represent a person B Black BBW Big Beautiful Woman BDSM Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism Bi Bisexual C Christian CPL Couple D Divorced D&D free, D/D free, D/D or DD Drug and disease free DTE Down to earth Exing, see What is Exing?
The term "Chatter Bot" was originally coined by Michael Mauldin (creator of the first Verbot, Julia) in 1994 to describe these conversational programs.