in reply to Artificial Intelligence experiment

"Surprisingly, the program has grown very little. People seem to run out of things to say or talk about rather quickly. Or maybe talking to an AI makes them uncomfortable."

I don't find it surprising. Back in the late 1970s/80s the growth in home computers and the porting and forks of ELIZA to various platforms introduced many to this concept. Later people made such programs available online. Your example resembles many of the early web based examples I remember, though all of those can recall had a submit button for the form. This looks antiquated, and to me seems unlikely to engage people these days (get off my lawn etc...) for any length of time. Even 'back in the day' people got bored once they became familiar with the algorithm. Tay had the plug pulled less than a day after launch when twitter users 'taught' it, perhaps unpopularity isn't a bad thing.

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Re^2: Artificial Intelligence experiment
by PerlGuy(Tom) (Acolyte) on Feb 03, 2020 at 21:51 UTC
    Thanks! The article about ELIZA is hilarious, in that this AI "doctor" was also based on the principle of the superficiality of communication, and how many people were fooled, feeling like they received real help from an apparent psychotherapist.

      I was leafing through Lincoln Stein's "Network Programming with Perl" (2001 edition), and found something not mentioned in the Wikipedia article about ELIZA.

      There is a Perl clone: Yay! Something new to play with!


      PS: (command line - wondering if anyone has created a web interface already. Probably. If not, anyone care to take a stab at it?)

        "If not, anyone care to take a stab at it?"

        Sounds like your are volunteering to fulfill your own request of a web interface for this piece of computer history ;)