Info – Chatterbots

Alan Turing and the Turing Test (at Wikipedia)

The idea for the Turing Test came from a party game called the Infomation Game: a man and a woman go into separate rooms, and guests try to tell them apart by writing a series of questions and reading the typewritten answers sent back. In this game, both the man and the woman aim to convince the guests that they are the woman.

Chatterbots in General

ALICE
Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity

A. I. Nexus
With a Magical ALICE Unicorn Pony!

chatterbots blog

For those of you who love Python, here’s ELIZA in Python

Chat with ZOG!
Wait… ZOG? As in the offensive racist conspiracy,
Z.O.G.?
Or ZOGG? The endogenous retrovirus encoded onto a radio carrier wave in the 1800 kHz range?
But certainly not General Zod
(Technology can be so very strange….)

Speaking of which:
Chat with TOBY!
Feel the hate…

Or for the more literarily inclined, read A Chat with “Penny” the Chatterbot (transcript)