Busty chat bots

Characters from the Invader Zim cartoon have bot incarnations online (which confirms Carpenter’s point about entertainment possibilities).“I think a lot of [botmasters] are driven by the idea of creating a personality, creating something that responds to you, that remembers you, that has emotional reactions to you,” Adams said.Ahmed’s goal is for Robomatic to be capable of taking over the computer entirely.“We want Robo Matic to control the operating system more and more without our control,” he said.Bush, based loosely on the answers he gives during press conferences – in other words, just as elusive. bot with 10,000 answers, takes about 7 days of work, 24 hours a day.“The Personality Forge’s AI has a number of unique things that I havent seen anywhere else,” Adams said. So about a month for one dedicated creative team.” Both Wallace and Carpenter are working on projects (also with profit potential) that would require much speedier response writing.It will be as complex or more complex than our own brains, and we have barely scratched the surface of those.” That may be over-crediting the human race. George isn’t the first bot to employ graphical interfaces to enter the market. The real gold, however, will be in the bot that eventually becomes your entire computer.Elzware’s Lingubot Yhaken is a bouncing cartoon flying saucer-ish looking thing, designed to walk customers through its clients’ web sites. Not the Microsoft Office Assistant who you can ask how to make a spread sheet, but the anthropomorphized being you can order to make your spreadsheet for you.

“I call it, no WIMP (Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointing Device), just a computer that talks to you like a human companion.

Bots may not be ready to build themselves a Schwarzenegger to enslave humanity, but they’re already developing the competitive spirit. You type something in the blank, hit submit and wait for the bot to respond.

This month, more than 100 bots will talk their big game at the big game- the 6th Annual Chatterbox Challenge. People are more like robots than they want to admit.” The Challenge is the alternative to Loebner – a contest that doesn’t see passing as human as the ultimate achievement. The conversation takes off from there, until you get bored and log off. Occasionally 8 hours at a stretch, uninterruptedly.” In other words, the bot may be worth buying for its own potential to entertain, provide companionship, or distribute information.

Or HAL, but not evil.” So, think Captain Picard: “Computer, bring me Wesley Crusher’s report cards.” This bot would make it so.

It’s no surprise that one programmer who’s built a promising prototype for the Star Trek computer is himself a Wesley Crusher-type.

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