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“And we employ Concept Net to provide Do-Much-More with real-world commonsense information so that Do-Much-More sometimes appears not only to understand what the user is saying but also to know something about the subject.’’“There were these businessmen with these bricks and you thought it so geeky and who’d ever want to use that? Now, sure you can choose not to have a mobile phone, but because everyone else has got one, it’s become the new social norm.
So I think a lot of these technologies will become like that – including robotics and mixed reality and all these things that people initially might find a little bit scary.’’Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that David Levy was the only person to win the Loebner prize twice.
“ELIZA did very little but caused a stir at the time and is well documented in the Artificial Intelligence literature.
Our first chatbot program had the name Do-A-Lot because it did more than ELIZA.
He and Cheok’s “I-Friends” will have a sophisticated module which will endow the software with emotions, personality and moods.
Adrian David Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing at London’s City University, has been refining a device called a Kissinger: a set of pressure-sensitive artificial lips that can transmit a kiss from a real mouth to a similar device owned by a partner who might be thousands of miles away.