10 Tricks That Chatbots Use to Make You Believe They're Human

Chatbots can convince you of remarkable things — like the necessity of clicking a link or giving away your credit card number. Mostly, though, they just want to make you believe that they're real breathing humans. And the creators of chatbot programs work hard to compensate for their lack of soul or independent will. » 4/13/12 10:02am 4/13/12 10:02am

Loebner Winner Doesn’t Believe Turing Test is Proof of AI

Elbot is a droid with a sarcastic edge — it points out that it's a machine even as it tries to convince you it’s human. And yesterday it proved somewhat successful, fooling three out of 12 judges during the University of Reading’s Turing Test and taking home the Loebner Artificial Intelligence bronze medal. But does… » 10/13/08 12:00pm 10/13/08 12:00pm