The key to Cleverbot's success is that it doesn't respond solely on the basis of the last thing typed, but keeps track of words and phrases that have come up in the conversation already.
As Carpenter explained, "It looks back to the whole conversation and says, there are maybe tens of thousands of people who have maybe responded to 'how are you?
In the Turing Test — conceived by British computer scientist Alan Turing in the 1950s — chatbots engage in typed conversations with humans, and try to fool them into thinking they're humans, too.
(As a control, some users unknowingly chat with humans pretending to be chatbots.) At a recent Turing competition, Cleverbot fooled 59 percent of its human interlocutors into thinking it was itself a human.
” Realbotix CEO/creative director Matt Mc Mullen is rolling out a doll, whose name is Harmony, that has a robotic head. Mc Mullen, whose company is in San Marcos, is the founder of Abyss Creations which makes the Real Doll.
(Eduardo Contreras)Nonetheless, it’s eerie spending an hour in the company of Mc Mullen’s Harmony prototype. Her eyes move, her eyelids blink, her eyebrows rise, she can turn her head, dip her chin and change facial expressions.
Like a human learning appropriate behavior by studying the actions of members of his or her social group, Cleverbot "learns" from these conversations.And when the face motor and bluetooth-powered speaker are in “chat” mode, she can talk up a blue streak.During a demonstration on Tuesday, a software update caused some technical difficulties with Harmony’s speech center, which Mc Mullen operated from a hand-held tablet.Analysts have argued that, because the chatbot's success rate was better than chance, the computer passed.So what magnificent algorithm lies in the gearbox of this brilliant machine, which can seem more human than not?Also used to keeped someone on MSN busy (if you don't like talking to them).Come January, the “Westworld” concept of lifelike sex robots will get one step closer.And as for the critics who say artificially intelligent sex dolls disturbingly cross the line into a form of female sex slavery, Mc Mullen calls the argument “absurd.”“This is not designed to replace anyone or promote the objectification of women. “Should my toaster be able to refuse to toast my bread?Should my Tesla be able to refuse to drive me to work every morning?The genius behind Carpenter's technology is that he simply programmed ground rules that allowed Cleverbot to grow smarter and smarter on its own, like a maturing human.We asked Cleverbot for its take on how this happens. Cleverbot: I don't really believe one can become "smarter." One can become more knowledgeable, but not more intelligent.