on Ourselves: Attempts to Build Artificial People
What is it and how will we recognize it?
Natural language processing
Eliza, a really
dumb conversational agent. The first version of Eliza was written by Joe
Weizenbaum in 1966.
BRIAN is a computer
program that thinks it's an 18 year old college student. It won 3rd place in
the 1998 Loebner
Elbot, a good example of a modern conversational
Alice, another modern bot.
HAL, another one.
The Personality Forge lets you
create your own Eliza like characters and chat with the ones others have built.
Ask Jeeves tries to match your questions against
relevant web pages. For a hilarious look at Jeeves' limitations, take a look at
example interaction with it.
list can point you to more chatterbots that you might find interesting.