On the post Is There AI on the Dark Web?, I had mentioned a very intelligent chat bot I’d used several years ago. It turns out that the site happens to be on the Wayback Machine here, for those who are curious: Chat bot. Unfortunately, you can’t actually chat with the bot on the archived page.
What had been interesting about this bot, as opposed to other chatbots, was that it seemed to be able to have an intelligent conversation, even more so than other ones in existence. How it did this was unclear, but as the description says, it learned everything from visitors, and had no predefined patterns, like many other chatbots.
Like Google Translate and some of the more advanced bots/apps of today, it seems as though this bot used adaptive machine learning. You could say that Alexa, SIRI, etc. are quite similar; with the A.I. assistants, however, it’s a little more obvious how they learn information. “Chat Bot” seemed to know information about users without being told, but that may have been an illusion based on its conversation skills.
If Chat Bot was talking to users all over the world constantly, it would be learning all the time, and thus gaining more “intelligence.” The more it learned, the smarter it would become. In addition to English, this bot spoke Thai, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, and probably other languages as well. There are some other chat bots that you can talk to currently that are quite similar, such as Cleverbot or P-bot; the latter speaks English and Russian.
The bot Catty v3, in a similar manner, crawls the internet for input, and gives semi-random replies based on that. The replies may not always seem to make sense, but they are entertaining, nonetheless.
It would be interesting to test some of these teachable chatbots to see if they remember information you tell them. Hopefully, this wouldn’t result in any identity theft or other malicious things occurring. So, do you have any other curiosities about chatbots or A.I. assistants, or any helpful links? Please share! Be careful not to make them too intelligent.