This sort of usage holds the prospect of moving chatbot technology from Weizenbaum's "shelf ... One pertinent field of AI research is natural language processing. Chatbots are often integrated into the dialog systems of, for example, virtual assistants, giving them the ability of, for example, small talking or engaging in casual conversations unrelated to the scopes of their primary expert systems.
reserved for curios" to that marked "genuinely useful computational methods". Usually, weak AI fields employ specialized software or programming languages created specifically for the narrow function required. Currently chatbots are widely used as part of instant messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, We Chat, and Kik for entertaining purposes as well as B2C customer service, sales and marketing.
which proposed what is now called the Turing test as a criterion of intelligence.
This criterion depends on the ability of a computer program to impersonate a human in a real-time written conversation with a human judge, sufficiently well that the judge is unable to distinguish reliably—on the basis of the conversational content alone—between the program and a real human.
Thus, for example, online help systems can usefully employ chatbot techniques to identify the area of help that users require, potentially providing a "friendlier" interface than a more formal search or menu system. In 1984, a book called The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed was published, allegedly written by the chatbot Racter (though the program as released would not have been capable of doing so). Two such annual contests are the Loebner Prize and The Chatterbox Challenge.
Cybersex is the act of role-playing sexual acts or exchanging explicit sexual messages with people through chat room via the internet.
The practice itself has become quite popular, particularly with the rise of certain internet service providers.
Often the fantasies typed into keyboards and shared through Internet phone lines get pretty raunchy. I wear glasses and I have on a pair of blue sweat pants I just bought from Walmart.
However, as you'll see below, one of the two cyber-surfers in the following transcript of an online chat doesn't seem to quite get the point of cyber sex. I'm also wearing a T-shirt with a few spots of barbecue sauce on it from dinner..smells funny. There's soft music playing on the stereo and candles on my dresser and night table. My hand works its way down to your crotch and begins to fondle your huge, swelling bulge.
Such programs are often designed to convincingly simulate how a human would behave as a conversational partner, thereby passing the Turing test.