Elbot Passes For Human, Almost
Elbot is a computer program disguised as a bot onscreen that recently won the Leobner Prize for Artificial Intelligence. The program actually fooled 4 of the 12 humans that questioned him to see if he was live. If you push his red button on the site below, you can chat with him, too.
This begs the question, "Are you sure that your latest chatroom bud is a person?" If you are not sure, head to Artificial Solutions main site and chat with Frank, a really creepy interactive AI that when we posted "LOL" responded, "Happy user, happy robot."
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 20, 2008 8:52 PM
Check out this Web 2.0 approach to chatbots: http://chatbotgame.com.
Just as Deep Blue brute-forced it in chess with speed, the idea behind the Chatbot Game is to brute-force it with a huge number of user-submitted Google-like chat rules.