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chatbot

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Chatbot-to-chatbot chat is silly and satisfying

Turn a couple of chatbots loose on each other and you get a roller coaster of synthetic thought and emotion, not to mention choice virtual insults.

By Aug. 29, 2011

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Crave in Comments: From chatbots to HP clamor

Here are a few funnies from our comedic Crave commenters.

By Sep. 2, 2011

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'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By Mar. 1, 2014

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Why 'outdated' Turing test is no longer the gold standard of AI

A chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old boy recently passed the famous artificial intelligence test, its creators claim. But does Turing's test really tell us anything about AI?

By Jun. 10, 2014

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This robot plans to hitchhike across Canada

Hitchbot will rely on the kindness of strangers as it thumbs a ride this summer. Along the way, it might teach us a thing or two about the human-robot relationship.

By Jun. 16, 2014

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This week in Crave: The head-mounted edition

This week, we donned some odd-looking headgear, cut our airplane boarding time in half, and took a front seat for an Apple TV vs. Roku 2 showdown.

By Sep. 3, 2011

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Supertoy: A teddy bear that talks back

Think of it as Siri meets Teddy Ruxpin. A robotics company in the U.K. has created a "smart" teddy bear that can answer questions, make phone calls, and read bedtime stories.

By Aug. 5, 2013

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Intellitar avatars a poor substitute for afterlife

You can now consider bequeathing your avatar to loved ones after you've died. But honestly, doing so is just creepy.

By Nov. 8, 2010

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Eliza 2.0: Virsona creates virtual personas

Give Virsona the written works and online resources of a particular persona, and its chatbot will respond with the appropriate facts and personality.

By Sep. 8, 2008