Computers get chattier

A computer program called Alex has put on one of the best chatterbot performances ever in a BBC Megalab '99 experiment.

It fooled 27% of people who chatted to it over the Internet into thinking it was a human.

This may seem a small proportion but the winner of this year's "world cup" for chat bots, the Loebner Prize, achieved just 11%.

Category : Articles
Year : 1999
Submitted : 6th, August 2008