Also Lavin explains aspects of the sub-bot universe.
He categorizes chatterbots into seven categories: classic chatterbot, complex chatterbot, friendly chatterbot, teachable bot, neurostudio bots, non-English bots and alternative bots.
AOL was once plagued with chatterbots promoting phone sex.
If you are in a chat room you may suddenly be messaged by a supposed user who starts making lewd suggestions to get you into a conversation.
Simply double-click the downloaded file to install it.
When this program was put on desktop machines it enjoyed a faddish burst of popularity as a novelty.
And this leads us to where Eliza has really taken today’s computer users: BOTS.
“Bots” is short for robots and actually refers to specific kinds of computer code that is designed to interact with people as though it were a person. An example is the spam bot which is called a bot but is really a crawler program which goes from site to site looking for email addresses to plop into a database.
Eliza was a computer program that cropped up on early desktop computers and had in interesting following in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s It was a simple program designed to feign being a counselor by mostly reiterating what you’d say to it back at you in the form of a question as if it was having a conversation.
It was developed by Joseph Weizenbaum, a computer scientist at MIT and the information regarding Eliza was published in 1965 by the Association for Computing Machinery in a paper called ELIZA – A Computer Program for the Study of Natural Language Communication Between Man and Machine, It was supposedly named after the character Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.