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

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 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 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:

    Iniaes: Sure, I can accept all forms of payment.

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