You simply press Talk on the homepage and you are connected with a stranger from anywhere in the world. Many people are 'trolls'--meaning someone who just wants to make up stories to try to freak people out.Follow this guide to try to have a real conversation with someone.In one a user-posted example, in response to the question, "what kind of wedding cake will we have" the boyfriend responds, "a good sex ima be on top of u u gonna ride oon me bitin the pillow gurrl ima fuck da shit out of u".
In 1995 I finally got around to setting up this page to tell everyone about it.
MGonz is finally written up as a book chapter: Humphrys, Mark (2008), "How my program passed the Turing Test", Chapter 15 of Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer, Robert Epstein, Gary Roberts and Grace Beber (eds.), Springer, 2008.
it is a small milestone in human history to have produced a machine that can do this." - Andrew Brown in The Darwin Wars. When I was an undergraduate in 1989 I hooked up an Artificial Intelligence "chatbot" called "MGonz" to the Internet, with interesting results.
For many years I told people about it, and there was always a certain amount of interest.
in fact, marvin minsky, one of the biggest names in the field, has a standing offer of us$100 for anyone who can get loebner to stop the contest.
loebner quickly responded by facetiously naming minsky a co-sponsor, since the contest will stop once someone wins the gold medal.But by that time, the damage had already been done, and the company has since apologized in a blog post entitled “Learning from Tay’s introduction.” Microsoft Research Corporate VP Peter Lee explained that this isn’t the company’s first foray into a socially-inclined AI chatbot, and pointed to Microsoft’s work with the Xiaolce chatbot, which is used by over 40 million people in China.Microsoft even went so far as to implement a number of filters and conducted intense user studies to ensure that Tay would be ready for primetime.What Microsoft didn’t count on, however, is how vile Twitter can be at times and what lengths people will go to in order to have some fun at the expense of others.“Although we had prepared for many types of abuses of the system, we had made a critical oversight for this specific attack,” said Lee.This goes back to an "Eliza" AI chat program (see What is an "Eliza" program?