ALICE in AI land
More and more websites are using chatbots to spice up visitors' interactive experiences, but most people don't make the connection between chatbot programming and execution and the search for artificial intelligence. To help promote the study of AI, American businessman and philanthropist Hugh Loebner started an annual contest back in 1990 by offering cash prizes to programmers whose creations pass variations of the famous Turing Test for artificial intelligence. This year's winner was A.L.I.C.E. (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity), a program Dr. Richard Wallace of San Francisco has been working on since 1995; A.L.I.C.E. also won last year.
|Submitted :||6th, August 2008|