The ChatterBox Challenge

10:58 pm General

This challenge is to judge which artificial converations robots are the best in the word. It has been going on for a number of years and aparently the bots are getting much better. You can check it out at http://web.infoave.net/~kbcowart/.

Some of the more interesting things to check out, besides talking with the bots, is the Classic Quotes section. There are some pretty funny things in there.

I once made my own A.L.I.C.E. bot that would handle conversations about religion. The main source of questions and answers (including related topics) was the www.mormon.com website. I started it as an experiment into creating 24-hour “virtual missionaries” who would consistanly give Coorelation Department approved answers. It would answer all kinds of personal and theological questions and steer people toward meeting real missionaries. I got pretty far with it, covering more than half of all the questions and topics contained in the www.mormon.org website. But half-way through the project I left Church employment and my interest in completing the complex project unexpectedly waned.

2 Responses

  1. Shaffer Says:

    This I like. What were your favorite “Classic Quotes?” I think mine is:
    Jabberwacky #5
    by Rollo Carpenter
    jabberwacky: I have to leave.
    User: Aww. . . why’s that? Sorry if I got on your nerves.
    jabberwacky: Including the sympathetis nerve.
    User: I admire your sarcasm!
    jabberwacky: I admire yours.
    User: Why thank you, never had a comment like that before.

  2. Nat Says:

    My favorite in the list was:

    User: DO YOU ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR?
    Iniaes: Sure, I can accept all forms of payment.

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