Chatterbot Collection

Welcome To The Chatterbot Collection


Time spent on this site has been limited lately, but I have been adding things as and when I get the chance. I've just made an interesting adjustment to the site so that people can comment on records via Disqus. I have also made the gallery Masonry driven and altered the appearance of the site generally a little. There's some new widgets that I designed or incorporated on the right hand side.

I have also improved the articles section by giving all the articles a quote from their openings and also tagging the articles with their date - so now you can view the articles list by year. And I have begun work on a Glossary that will highlight pertinent words in the listings, there's just a few terms so far, but it appears to be working okay.

As I am working on the site currenty, if somethings looks odd try refreshing your browser with CTRL + F5.

Enjoy, Freddy.


Mitsuku wins Loebner Prize 2018!

The Loebner Prize 2018 was held in Bletchley Park, England on September 8th this year and Mitsuku won it for a 4th time to equal the record number of wins. Only 2 other people (Joseph Weintraub and Bruce Wilcox) have achieved this. In this blog, I’ll explain more about the event, the day itself and a few personal thoughts about the future of the contest.

Category : Articles

2018
08 Sep

Automata (Series)

Automata (Series)

In an alternate 1930's Prohibition-era New York City, it's not liquor that is outlawed but the future production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. Automata follows former NYPD detective turned private eye Sam Regal and his incredibly smart automaton partner, Carl Swangee. Together, they work to solve the case and understand each other in this dystopian America.

Category : Robots on TV

Steve Worswick (Mitsuku) on BBC Radio 4

Steve Worswick: "I appeared on BBC Radio 4 in August in a feature about chatbots. Leeds Beckett University were using one to offer places to students."

Category : Other

2018
06 Sep

Extinction

Extinction

Extinction is a 2018 American science fiction thriller film directed by Ben Young and written by Spenser Cohen, Eric Heisserer and Brad Kane. The film stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter, Lilly Aspell, Emma Booth, Israel Broussard, and Lex Shrapnel. It was released on Netflix on July 27, 2018.

Peter, an engineer, has recurring nightmares in which he and his family suffer through violent, alien invasion-like confrontations with an unknown enemy. As the nightmares become more stressful, they take a toll on his family, too.

Category : Robots in Movies

2018
06 Sep

Tau

Tau

Tau is a 2018 science fiction thriller film, directed by Federico D'Alessandro, from a screenplay by Noga Landau. It stars Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein and Gary Oldman.

It was released on June 29, 2018, by Netflix.

Julia is a loner who makes money as a thief in seedy nightclubs. One night, she is abducted from her home and wakes up restrained and gagged in a dark prison inside of a home with two other people, each with an implant in the back of their necks. As "subject 3," she endures a series of torturous psychological sessions by a shadowy figure in a lab. One night, she steals a pair of scissors and destroys the lab in an escape attempt, but she is stopped and the other two subjects are killed by a robot in the house, Aries, run by an artificial intelligence, Tau.

Alex, the technology executive who owns the house, reveals the implant is collecting her neural activity as she completes puzzles, and subjects her to more tests, because he is using the data to develop more advanced A.I. with a big project deadline in a few days.

Category : Robots in Movies

Bot Development Frameworks - Getting Started

What Are Bot Frameworks ?

Simply explained, a bot framework is where bots are built and where their behavior is defined. Developing and targeting so many messaging platforms and SDKs for chatbot development can be overwhelming. Bot development frameworks abstract away much of the manual work that's involved in building chatbots. A bot development framework consists of a Bot Builder SDK, Bot Connector, Developer Portal, and Bot Directory. There’s also an emulator that you can use to test the developed bot.

Category : Articles

A Guide to Chatbot Architecture

Humans are always fascinated with self-operating devices and today, it is software called “Chatbots” which are becoming more human-like and are automated. The combination of immediate response and constant connectivity makes them an enticing way to extend or replace the web applications trend. But how do these automated programs work? Let’s have a look.

Category : Articles

2018
30 Jan

Sing for Fame

Sing for Fame

Sing for Fame is a bot that hosts a singing competition. 

Users can show their skills by singing their favorite songs. 

If someone needs inspiration the bot provides suggestions including song lyrics and videos.

The bot then plays it to other users who can rate the song.

Based on the ratings the bot generates a top ten.

Category : Chatbots - English

2018
30 Jan

ConciergeBot

ConciergeBot

A concierge service bot that handles guest requests and FAQs, as well as recommends restaurants and local attractions.

Messenger Link : messenger.com/t/rthhotel

Category : Assistants

What are the main techniques for the development of a good chatbot ?

Chatbots act as one of the most useful and one of the most reliable technological helpers for those, who own ecommerce websites and other similar resources. However, a pretty important problem here is the fact, that people might not know, which technologies it will be better to use in order to achieve the needed goals. Thus, in today’s article you may get an opportunity to become more familiar with the most important principles of the chatbot building.

Category : Articles

2017
12 Oct

Kweri

Kweri

Kweri asks you questions of brilliance and stupidity. Provide correct answers to win. Type ‘Y’ for yes and ‘N’ for no!

Links:

FB Messenger
https://www.messenger.com/t/kweri.chat

Telegram
https://telegram.me/kweribot

Slack
https://slack.com/apps/A5JKP5TND-kweri

Kik
http://taell.me/kweri-kik

Line
http://taell.me/kweri-line/

Skype
http://taell.me/kweri-skype/

Category : Chatbots - English

The Conversational Interface: Talking to Smart Devices

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the conversational interface, which is becoming the main mode of interaction with virtual personal assistants, smart devices, various types of wearables, and social robots. The book consists of four parts: Part I presents the background to conversational interfaces, examining past and present work on spoken language interaction with computers; Part II covers the various technologies that are required to build a conversational interface along with practical chapters and exercises using open source tools; Part III looks at interactions with smart devices, wearables, and robots, and then goes on to discusses the role of emotion and personality in the conversational interface; Part IV examines methods for evaluating conversational interfaces and discusses future directions. 

Category : Books

Explained: Neural networks

In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems — such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator — have resulted from a technique called “deep learning.”

Deep learning is in fact a new name for an approach to artificial intelligence called neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years.

Category : Articles

2017
11 Jul

It's Alive

It's Alive

[Messenger] Enjoy making your bot with our user-friendly interface. No coding skills necessary. Publish your bot in a click.

Once LIVE on your Facebook Page, it is integrated within the “Messages” of your page. This means your bot is allowed (or not) to interact and answer people that contact you through the private “Messages” feature of your Facebook Page, or directly through the Messenger App. You can view all the conversations directly in your Facebook account. This also needs that no one needs to download an app and messages are directly sent as notifications to your users.

Category : Chatbots - English

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is an upcoming American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Having taken her first steps into a larger world, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

Release date : December 2017

Category : Robots in Movies

2017
08 Jul

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

In 2104 the colonization ship Covenant is bound for a remote planet, Origae-6, with two thousand colonists and a thousand human embryos onboard. The ship is monitored by Walter, a newer synthetic physically resembling the earlier David model, albeit with some modifications. A stellar neutrino burst damages the ship, killing some of the colonists. Walter orders the ship's computer to wake the crew from stasis, but the ship's captain, Jake Branson, dies when his stasis pod malfunctions. While repairing the ship, the crew picks up a radio transmission from a nearby unknown planet, dubbed by Ricks as "planet number 4". Against the objections of Daniels, Branson's widow, now-Captain Oram decides to investigate.

Category : Robots in Movies

Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be Rocking That Body

For the robots of course...

Category : Video

2017
04 Jul

Winnie

Winnie

[Messenger] The Chatbot That Helps You Launch Your Website.

Category : Assistants

Conversation, Deception and Intelligence

A blog dedicated to science, technology, and my interests in music, art, film and especially to Alan Turing for his Imitation Game: a measure for machine intelligence through text-based dialogue.

Category : Articles

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science fiction action film based on the toy line of the same name created by Hasbro. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a direct sequel to 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Directed by Michael Bay, the film features Mark Wahlberg returning from Age of Extinction, along with Josh Duhamel and John Turturro reprising their roles from the first three films, with Anthony Hopkins joining the cast.

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Category : Robots in Movies

2017
25 Jun

Octane AI

Octane AI

Our pre-built features make it easy for you to add content, messages, discussions, filling out forms, showcasing merchandise, and more to your bot.

Convos are conversational stories that you can share with your audience. It’s as easy as writing a blog post and the best way to increase distribution to your bot.

Category : Tools

2017
24 Jun

Chatfuel

Chatfuel

Chatfuel was born in the summer of 2015 with the goal to make bot-building easy for anyone. We started on Telegram and quickly grew to millions of users. Today we're focusing mainly on making it easy for everyone to build chatbots on Facebook Messenger, where our users include NFL and NBA teams, publishers like TechCrunch and Forbes, and millions of others.

We believe in the power of chatbots to strengthen your connection to your audience—whether that's your customers, readers, fans, or others. And we're committed to making that as easy as we can.

Category : Tools

11 Chatbots on Facebook Messenger to Try Out

Facebook Messenger has been rising in popularity the last few years and since they’ve implemented chatbots, more and more companies have been introducing their own chatbots on the platform. The idea is that once you install these chatbots into Facebook Messenger, you can interact with them and receive information in a smarter and more intuitive way—almost like having a conversation.

As of December 2016, there are more than 34,000 bots built on the Facebook Messenger platform and much more to come. Even though some are not all that “smart” as it is, bots are a booming new technology that keep getting better and better.

Category : Articles

Chatbot Comparison: What's the best DIY bot building site ?

Chatbots are the new apps, or so say Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Well, if anyone can influence the way things may turn out, it’ll be those three. Either way, as the thirst for chatbot development continues, more and more marketers and customer experience pros are switching on to the potential our digital friends can offer. So what options exist if you want a chatbot? Well, if you’re a dev or software engineer then you’ll likely want to code your own. That’s fine if you cut code for a living. But maybe the other non-technical users among you will want to create your own bot. There are loads of applications for chatbots in marketing and customer experience and there’s an increasing amount of organisations wanting to get cracking with one.

Category : Articles

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation. It is set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy during the three years between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, the same time period as the previous 2D 2003 TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Genndy Tartakovsky, director of the first Clone Wars series, was not involved with the production, but character designer Kilian Plunkett referred to the character designs from the 2D series when designing the characters for the 3D series.

Category : Robots on TV