Nearly 50 years later, thousands -- maybe millions -- of chatbots populate the internet.They are still seen as a benchmark in artificial intelligence and a common vessel for administering the Turing Test, which, boiled down, seeks to find an AI that can fool people into believing it's human.Hookup bots have become online dating archetypes, joining ghosts and catfish as 21st century matchmaking anti-heroes.To the trained eye, they're easy to spot, with little if any information in their profiles, a single photo displaying an incredible body and a flawless face and a whole lot of "lolz ;)."In my experience, the conversations usually goes something like this: It doesn't matter what you say next or really at any point in the conversation, the bot will inevitably send you a link to a camsite where you'll promptly be asked to hand over your credit card information.
Of course, the ELIZA I was trying to bone was one of many clones, and it's hard to say how close to the original it really comes, but after testing a few different versions, the results were equal parts frustrating and hilarious.Deze chatbot hoort bij het televisieprogramma vet Fit enhelpt gebruikers met gezonder leven. Samen gaan we aan de slag om fitter en gezonder te worden. In deze chat kun je me vragen stellen over de deelnemers en het programma. Houd onze Facebook pagina in de gaten om te weten wat je er nog meer mee kan.It simulated the experience of speaking to a therapist by responding to specific words and phrases, and represented a significant step forward in the evolution of human-like AI.But while some of ELIZA's "patients" took it for human, there were limits to the power of its engagement.
While my experience with ELIZA was nice and lighthearted, there's a sinister side to chatbots.