The "story" that results is the false narrative created by the writer, who can only stare at what is plainly unintelligible to him or her and then represent that void by invoking notions they've acquired from fiction, sideshow and personal fantasy. As opposed to simple decision trees, CBR uses stored cases with associated questions organized into a "knowledge base." A presented case, e.g. Cleverbot: Human.___________ User: Why do you hate women?
I just chatted with Elbot the Robot ( and he left me a little disappointed response-wise. "My printer won't work" is scored based on keyword matching of the incoming question, and questions associated to the stored cases are presented on the highest scoring stored cases.
Probably some hairy guy eating salami and drinking something caffeinated, overseeing an app that would simply reply back to pigeons with built-in time delays. Personals (indicating they have the worst anti-bot security), and saw lots of bait on Match (the con artists invariably required you take the correspondence off-site). I feel weird that all I want to do is argue with it...
A gambit I got a lot was a girl who was foreign, said she was living in the US, but shortly after first contact would "return home" and her father's store would be trashed during riots, or some other catastrophe, and she claimed she was being held in a hotel with no money, an outstanding bill, and the hotel holding her passport. Here's a hypothesis: men would be much easier to fool with a chatbot than would women. User: Because a man made you, and you live on the internet. User: What does it feel like to live in the internet?
We destroy it and create a most unflattering picture of our species. Anyone disparaging the possibility of humans manufacturing conscious entities - using components substantially different than those normally found in living creatures - is a vitalist.
Indeed, we create a species-wide portrait that illustrates broadly the same ugliness we create individually when we mistreat animals, terrorize children and gaslight our spouses. Now, their pessimism may prove justified, but if history is any guide I wouldn't bet on it.
If you mirror back the best in people, they can thrive. I've been around people who have worked at the problem of Artificial Intelligence since the early 1970s, at John Mc Carthy's SAIL at Stanford University. And they should at least be willing to admit that their belief (that consciousness cannot be artificially manufactured) is completely non-rational.
If you mirror back chaos and imply a projected ugliness, you destroy all things: people, animals and bots. I've had a forty-year career in the engineering of computing and communication machinery. Even the most illustrious researchers and investigators in the history of this work can't as much as agree about what "natural" intelligence is, much less how to mimic it with logical engines. I think the failure to create conscious computers stems from our poor understanding of the nature of consciousness.
And then he found a match--an attractive brunette from Russia named Svetlana. User: Yes, though I believe men will give computers equality before women. Cleverbot: A little blush on the cheeks just makes a girl look prettier.
And Sherry Turkle of MIT helps tell the story of ELIZA, a program designed in the 1960s to mimic responses as though it were a therapist. It's perfect time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy.
At first, ELIZA's creator Joseph Weizenbaum thought the idea of a computer therapist was funny. I've read this post and if I may just I wish to suggest you some attention-grabbing things or advice. I'm not getting even the thinnest illusion of talking to a human.
The "Loebner Prize" is also a ridiculous joke, a pantomime put on for gullible journalists. I don't for a minute think that the foreign "fake girls" operators are using AI or Clever Bot clones.
The threshold explored by the associated parlor game didn't have - and never has had - anything at all to do with "intelligence". The way in which "AI" is presented to the lay public in the popular press is exclusively a reflection of the journalist class's utter alienation from analytic apprehension of the physical world, as that apprehension is facilitated by scientific inquiry and mathematics. In the Internet bubble days I worked at two firms which sold products based on case-based reasoning (CBR) for an alternative AI system to find answers to questions.