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Originally posted by Byrd
Eh, I've set up AOL chatbots. In fact, they've been around for at least four years. Some are very useful (there's a 'Recipe buddy' one) but most are just lame. And IRCbots are... ghods... ancient technology.
They're still about as sophisticated as the chatbot examples you saw. In most cases, you can tell within 10 minutes that it's a 'bot.... they fail the Turing test easily.
Documented cases are usually in environments such as Internet Relay Chat where conversation is sometimes stilted and meaningless, and in which no understanding of a conversation is necessary, are common.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
There was this one, that prattled on about some badboy, and the moon.
Ever seen one of those?